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.

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