Ohio disputes claims over pot issue’s wording on fall ballot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Attorneys for the state’s Ballot Board and elections chief say the ballot wording of a plan that seeks to legalize marijuana is valid and does not mislead or deceive voters.

The state attorneys responded Tuesday in a filing to the Ohio Supreme Court. That’s where supporters of the pot initiative are challenging its ballot phrasing and title.

The proposed constitutional amendment — known as Issue 3– would let adults 21 and older buy marijuana for medicinal or personal use and grow four plants. It creates a network of 10 authorized growing locations.

Issue 3 backers want the high court to invalidate the ballot wording and title, contending the phrasing is inaccurate and unfair.

Attorneys for the state officials deny such allegations and are asking the court to dismiss the complaint.

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