Broader marijuana legalization measure detailed in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Supporters laid out language Monday for broad marijuana legalization in Ohio and began collecting signatures for a 2016 ballot campaign.

A spokesman for the Cleveland-based group Ohioans to End Prohibition said the petition effort began at the Opening Day baseball game in Cincinnati.

Jason Wagner said his group’s proposed amendment would provide more cannabis access than a competing proposal by another group, Responsible Ohio. The broader Cannabis Control Amendment would repeal Responsible Ohio’s proposal should the latter make the ballot and pass before next year.

Wagner said his group’s proposal would allow virtually anyone to grow and use small amounts of recreational marijuana at home. People with HIV, post-traumatic stress disorders, cancer and other eligible health conditions could get medicinal-grade cannabis in higher quantities. The measure would also legalize industrial hemp and lay out rules for individuals to send out home grown marijuana to be processed...

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