Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has declined to give the green light to a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana, stating that the summary language was not a fair or truthful reflection of the proposal.
In a statement, DeWine cited three problems with the “Medical Use of Marijuana” proposal by Ohioans for Medical Marijuana, a group backed by the Marijuana Policy Project.
An MPP spokesman said Ohioans for Medical Marijuana would submit a new proposal this week, according to Cleveland.com
DeWine must also decide on the Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment, submitted by the group Ohio Medical Cannabis Care, by March 18, and on the Medical Cannabis and Industrial Hemp Amendment, submitted by Grassroots Ohio, by March 21.
A poll last month found that 75% of Ohioans support legalizing medical marijuana.