Medical Marijuana en Medical Marijuana Issue Clears Ohio Ballot Board <p>A proposed constitutional amendment legalizing medical marijuana and certain uses of hemp has cleared Ohio's ballot board.</p><p>The panel's approval Thursday sends the issue into its signature-gathering phase, with a 2014 vote most likely. The deadline for this fall's ballot is July 6.</p><p>Proponents of the Ohio Cannibus Rights Amendment must first collect roughly 385,000 signatures in 44 of Ohio's 88 counties to get the issue before voters. Three previous marijuana-related issues have been cleared by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine since 2011 but stalled.</p> Fri, 24 May 2013 11:04:00 +0000 Associated Press 33692 at Medical Marijuana Backers are Trying for 2012 Ballot <p>Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to allow medical marijuana in Ohio say they are hoping to get the issue on the statewide ballot this fall. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 21:17:32 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 13843 at Medical Marijuana Backers are Trying for 2012 Ballot State Board Approves Medical Marijuana Petition <p>The Ohio ballot board says there&rsquo;s no reason to split a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow medical marijuana into more than one part. Ohio Public Radio&rsquo;s Jo Ingles has details. Wed, 25 Jan 2012 21:38:25 +0000 Jo Ingles (Ohio Public Radio) 10573 at Ohio medical marijuana ballot language rejected <p><span lang="EN">COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a </span><span lang="EN">group wanting to legalize medical&nbsp; marijuana has enough petition </span><span lang="EN">signatures but failed to properly summarize ballot language in its </span><span lang="EN">initial effort toward putting the idea before voters.</span></p> Wed, 21 Sep 2011 11:17:29 +0000 Associated Press 4502 at Ohio medical marijuana ballot language rejected Medical Marijuana Petition Failure <p>COLUMBUS, Ohio - The state attorney general says a group that wants to legalize medical marijuana has failed to submit enough petition signatures in its initial effort to put the issue before voters. At least 1,000 valid signatures were required before the group could proceed. Attorney General Mike DeWine says only 534 signatures were valid.</p> Thu, 04 Aug 2011 11:11:24 +0000 Associated Press 2627 at