Backers of a push to legalize recreational and medical marijuana in Ohio say they’ve tallied up the required number of signatures to put their proposal on the November ballot.
The group backing the proposal, ResponsibleOhio, says it has collected more than the 29,509 signatures it needed to guarantee a vote in the upcoming election.
Its proposal is a constitutional amendment that would legalize recreational and medical marijuana sales to adults 21 years and older.
The amendment is likely to see some push back from groups that object to the designation of 10 marijuana grow sites in the proposal, which they say would spawn a monopolistic business environment that unfairly favors investors in the 10 grow sites.
Ohio lawmakers are already considering an amendment that would bar such monopolistic language from into the state’s constitution.
Ian James, executive director at ResponsibleOhio, says the campaign is prepared to defeat any opposition.
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