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Marijuana Legalization In Ohio: State Takes First Step Toward Legalizing Weed For Recreational ...

Ohio has taken the first step toward legalizing marijuana for recreational use after the state’s attorney general approved paperwork that would allow the issue to be decided by voters. On Friday, Attorney General Mike DeWine, a Republican, certified ResponsibleOhio’s petition to put pot legalization on the ballot and has sent it to the Ohio Ballot Board, which has 10 days to review the language of the petition and approve it for signature gathering, the Columbus Dispatch reported.

"Voters deserve a thoughtful conversation on this important issue, and we are eager to continue this conversation in the coming months," Lydia Bolander, a spokeswoman for ResponsibleOhio, the group behind the petition, said in a statement, according to the Chronicle-Telegram. “With today's certification, we can now move forward with the next step of the campaign -- gaining approval from the Ohio Ballot Board." Once the board certifies the petition, backers can start collecting...

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