COLUMBUS, Ohio — A pro-marijuana group that campaigned against Issue 3 last year and promised voters a better alternative this year is close to broke. But leaders said the mostly-volunteer group will move forward with its recreational marijuana amendment.
Ohioans to End Prohibition, the political action committee behind the Legalize Ohio 2016 campaign, reported $268 in the bank in its January campaign finance filing. The report, due Friday but filed late Monday, included contributions and expenditures through Dec. 31, 2015.
The group is moving forward with a different strategy, possibly under a new political action committee name, campaign spokesman Michael Hiles said. The organization is working to establish a relationship with Marijuana Policy Project, a national organization that plans to back a new medical-only legalization measure on the November ballot.
“Legalize Ohio 2016 continues as a campaign umbrella to build a coalition across all activist constituencies across the state of Ohio and we are being very successful,” Hiles said.
Ohioans to End Prohibition’s Cannabis Control Amendment would legalize recreational and medical marijuana sales and use, as well as allow farmers to…