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Ohio pot petitions falls short

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CINCINNATI (FOX19) -

The countdown is on for Ohio’s marijuana advocates to garner enough signatures to get the “Marijuana Legalization Amendment” on the November ballot.

Responsible Ohio, the group behind the measure, failed to meet the petition requirements to place their proposed constitutional amendment on the General Election Ballot, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced on Monday.

The group was 29,509 signatures short of the required 305,591 valid signatures. Petitioners have ten additional days to make up the difference.

A member of Responsible Ohio said the group has 200 people in the field collecting signatures.

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