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Ohio Ballot Board Approves Language Of Proposed Marijuana Legalization Measure

May 18, 2018

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The Ohio Ballot Board has certified a petition for another proposed initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. 

The initiative would allow Ohioans age 21 or older to possess, grow, use, sell and share marijuana. Supporters must gather more than 305 thousand petition signatures to put the issue before voters in 2019. Voters defeated a recreational marijuana initiative in 2015. The petition language certified by the board  would keep the state's medical marijuana program in place. The  board determined the measure contains a single issue.