Pot Plan Backers Challenging Issues Ballot Title and Wording
Supporters of a plan to legalize marijuana are challenging the proposal's ballot wording and title at the Ohio Supreme Court.
The ResponsibleOhio campaign - which got the issue on Nov. 3 ballot - is objecting to what it calls misleading and inaccurate ballot descriptions of where marijuana establishments would be permitted and the amount of marijuana people could purchase, among other issues. The proposed constitutional amendment would let adults 21 and older buy marijuana for medicinal or personal use and grow four plants. It creates a network of 10 authorized growing locations and lays out a regulatory scheme for cannabis. The state's Ballot Board approved ballot language last week. Its chairman says the phrasing is fair. ResponsibleOhio's attorneys Thursday asked the court to invalidate the ballot wording and title.