OH medical marijuana initiative moves forward

Posted at 6:53 PM, Mar 25, 2016

Ohio's medical marijuana ballot initiative just took another step forward. 

According to Ohioans for Medical Marijuana, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced Friday they he certified the group's proposed ballot initiative to create a medical marijuana program in the state. 

The attorney general's office submitted the ballot to the Ohio Secretary of State, the group said. 

VIEW the full text of the proposed ballot initiative here.

The Ohio Ballot Board has 10 days to review the measure and confirm that it complies with Ohio laws.

Supporters will then need to collect an additional 305,591 valid signatures of Ohio voters by early July in order to qualify for the November 2016 ballot.

“We’re pleased with the attorney general’s determination and appreciate his guidance during this process,” said Mason Tvert, communications director for the Marijuana Policy Project, which is supporting the initiative. “Ohio is one step closer to adopting a sensible medical marijuana law that ensures seriously ill people have safe and legal access to their medicine. We’re looking forward to hearing back from the secretary of state and getting our petition drive started as soon as possible.”