Ohio Cannabis Rights amendment clears hurdle. If approved, ballot issue would legalize marijuana in Ohio.


The Ohio Ballot Board, chaired by Secretary of State Jon Husted, on Thursday determined that a proposed constitutional amendment regarding cannabis consists of one issue.
Petitioners will now need to collect 385,253 signatures, which is equal to 10 percent of the total vote cast for governor in 2010, to place the measure on the ballot. As part of the total number of signatures needed, petitioners must also collect signatures from at least 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties, and within each of those counties, collect enough signatures equal to five percent of the total vote cast for governor in the most recent gubernatorial election, 2010.
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