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COLUMBUS — On Friday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected the third petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution which would attempt to legalize marijuana for medical use in the state.
Here is the statement he released:
On January 13th, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office received a written petition to amend the Ohio Constitution, entitled “Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment,” from the group Ohio Medical Cannabis Care LLC, the third submission of such a titled amendment by this group. 1,000 valid signatures from registered Ohio voters were submitted.
However, Attorney General DeWine found at least five defects with the summary language:
1. The summary language states that a “qualified medical patient” is a person at least 21 years old, while the proposed amendments states that such persons must be at least 18 years old.
2. The summary language states that information kept by the Ohio Medical Cannabis Commission (OMCC) is exempted from the “Freedom of Information Act” expect for disclosure to Ohio law enforcement and Ohio courts. However, the proposed amendment only permits disclosure…