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Backers Of Medical Marijuana Constitutional Amendment Say They're Pushing Forward To Fall Ballot

Though state lawmakers are studying the possibility of a law on medical marijuana, a national group supporting legalized medicinal pot say they’re on their way to putting a constitutional amendment  before Ohio voters this fall. 

The plan from the Marijuana Policy Project provides a list of conditions that would qualify patients for a state-issued card, and allows them to grow up to six plants. Executive director Rob Kampia said there’s an initial limit of 15 large scale commercial cultivating licenses and no limit on smaller ones, and that it’s not a monopoly like the one Ohio voters rejected last fall. “People actually have to apply and be approved by the government fair and square rather than being pre-selected in the initiative,” Kampia said.

Kampia said if the state approves the amendment and the first 1,000 signatures, the group has till July 6 to gather more than 305,000 valid signatures to make this fall’s ballot.

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