Ohio citizens will be voting on recreational and medical marijuana legalization measures on their ballot in November 2015.
The Marijuana Legalization Amendment would allow adults 21 or over to purchase marijuana for medicinal or recreational use and to grow four plants for personal use. A network of 10 authorized cultivation locations will be approved around the state.
The group that worked on getting the measure onto the ballot, ResponsibleOhio, collected more than enough signatures to get on the November 2015 ballot. Ultimately, they submitted over 700,000 signatures to place the measure on the ballot, needing only 305,591 valid signatures to qualify
“It’s time for marijuana legalization in Ohio, and voters will have the opportunity to make it happen this November. We couldn’t be more excited,” said a ResponsibleOhio spokesperson. “Drug dealers don’t care about doing what’s best for our state and its citizens. By reforming marijuana laws in November, we’ll provide compassionate care to sick Ohioans, bring money back to our local communities and establish a new industry with limitless economic development opportunities.”