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Ohio Attorney General certifies petition for proposed amendment to legalize marijuana

Attorney general DeWine says the submission has the 1,000 valid signatures from registered voters and a valid summary of the proposed amendment to get to the next step. (FOX19 NOW File Photo) Attorney general DeWine says the submission has the 1,000 valid signatures from registered voters and a valid summary of the proposed amendment to get to the next step. (FOX19 NOW File Photo)
COLUMBUS, OH (FOX19) -

The Ohio Attorney General's Office certified a petition Thursday for a proposed amendment to legalize marijuana in Ohio.

Attorney general Mike DeWine certified the petition for the proposed "Legalize Marijuana and Hemp in Ohio" amendment to the Ohio Constitution. 

The group, Better for Ohio, submitted the written petition last month - to get the issue on the November ballot.

Attorney general DeWine says the submission has the 1,000 valid signatures from registered voters and a valid summary of the proposed amendment to get to the next step.

The Ohio Ballot Board will now determine the issue language for the ballot.

After that, the petitioners must then collect signatures for each issue from registered voters in each of 44 of Ohio's 88 counties, that number of signatures needs to total 10 percent of the votes cast in the last gubernatorial election in Ohio which is 305,000 signatures.

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