Ohio to Vote on Marijuana Legalization
Now the real campaign begins.
On Wednesday, state election officials certified a proposal to legalize both medical and recreational cannabis, meaning residents will vote on the measure this November.
ResponsibleOhio, the group behind the measure, initially fell short of the 305,591 signature threshold needed to get the proposal on ballot. Although it turned in roughly 700,000 signatures, nearly 400,000 were deemed invalid.
The group was given another 10 days to make up the shortfall, and it submitted another 95,000 signatures. The finally tally: Ohio election officials verified 320,000 signatures, well above the required number.
The measure is a