Ohio Attorney General’s information
COLUMBUS — Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected a third petition for a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that would attempt to legalize marijuana for medical use in the state.
On January 13, 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. A total of 1,000 valid signatures from registered Ohio voters were submitted; however, DeWine found at least five defects with the summary language:
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. The summary language states that information kept by the Ohio Medical Cannabis Commission (OMCC) is exempted from the “Freedom of Information…