The Marijuana Policy Project’s Ohio campaign to legalize medical cannabis has been cleared for signature gathering by the state ballot board.
Now, the real work begins: The campaign must gather at least 305,591 valid signatures of registered voters from across the state by July 6 to make the 2016 November ballot.
If MPP can get the measure on the ballot, it likely stands a decent chance of passing, as repeated polls in the state have found over 80% support for medical cannabis in general.
That would create a host of new business opportunities in a brand new market, given Ohio’s population of nearly 12 million. While there would be a cap of 15 licenses for large-scale growers, there’s no such limit for smaller-scale cultivators or for dispensaries.
Full details of the initiative can be found here.