COLUMBUS - The Ohio Attorney General’s
Office today certified the petition for the proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution regarding the legalization of marijuana for medical use.
On March 15th, the
Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio
Constitution from the group Ohioans for Medical Marijuana. The submission was certified today
as containing both the necessary 1,000 valid signatures from registered Ohio
voters and a “fair and truthful” summary of the proposed amendment.
“Without passing upon the
advisability of the approval or rejection of the measure to be referred,…I
hereby certify that the summary is a fair and truthful statement of the
proposed law,” Ohio Attorney Mike General DeWine stated in his certification letter.
the summary language and initial signatures are certified, the Ohio Ballot
Board must determine if the amendment contains a single issue or multiple
issues. The petitioners must then
collect signatures for each issue from registered voters in each of 44 of
Ohio’s 88 counties, equal to 5 percent of the total vote cast in the county for
the office of governor at the last gubernatorial election. Total signatures collected statewide must
also equal 10 percent of the total vote cast for the office of governor at the
last gubernatorial election.
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