Marijuana

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Backers of a state constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide to legalize and regulate marijuana like alcohol will soon start collecting signatures to put it before voters. 

The Ohio Ballot Board has unanimously approved the language proposed by backers of the marijuana legalization plan as a single issue.

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to make marijuana legal in Ohio have passed the first big hurdle in that process.

Ohio attorney general has approved a proposed amendment by the group, “Ohio Families for Change.” Spokesman Jonathan Varner says the premise is simple,  that marijuana should be treated and regulated the same or substantially the same as alcohol and tobacco.”

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A petition submitted by backers of a ballot issue to legalize marijuana in Ohio has been rejected. 

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Backers of a plan to put an all-out legalization of marijuana before voters this fall say they plan to introduce the issue in a couple of weeks.

Marijuana legalization spokesman Ian James says the group he represents is putting the final touches on proposed language for the petition to legalize marijuana in Ohio.

“To really kind of figure out the best possible, fair market, legalization language possible," James says.

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