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Pro Medical Marijuana Group To Collect Signatures For Ballot

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A group that wants to create a medical marijuana program in Ohio got the green light Thursday to gather petitions for a statewide ballot initiative. 

The group Ohioans for Medical Marijuana has until early July to collect more than 305,00 valid signatures if it wants to make the November ballot. The petitions will have to come from half of the state’s 88 counties.

The Ohio Ballot Board certified the group’s initiative contains one issue, giving the OK to gather signatures. Last week, the state Attorney General’s office certified OMM’s petition summary was “fair and truthful.”

Last year, voters overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to allow for medical and recreational use in Ohio. This proposal would allow for people with qualifying medical conditions to purchase or grow a small amount of marijuana.

Ohio House members were set to hold the final Medical Marijuana Task Force hearing this week.