Pro-pot group starts collecting signatures

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Backers of an effort to legalize marijuana in Ohio for medicinal and recreational use have gotten over 50,000 signatures after a week and a half.

The group ResponsibleOhio started gathering signatures to get on the ballot in November. The group says it will start in the state’s larger cities and then expand the effort. It needs more than 305,000 signatures.

Spokeswoman Lydia Bolander says they were at opening day in Cincinnati collecting signatures, and plan at being at other out door events and summer festivals.

They also have to verify that the signatures they have are from valid registered Ohio voters.

The proposed amendment calls for adults 21 and over to be able to buy marijuana, and to grow up to four plants at home. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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