Ohio Rejects Ballot Proposal to Legalize Medical and Recreational Marijuana

Ohio voters rejected a ballot proposal Tuesday to legalize both recreational and medical marijuana, according to the Associated Press. About 65 percent of voters opposed the measure.

The proposal was watched closely as a potential test case for the rest of the country, the article notes. The measure would have amended the state constitution. It would have created 10 exclusive growing sites, which opponents called a “marijuana monopoly.”

The Ohio proposal was the only marijuana legalization question on a statewide ballot on Tuesday.

The proposal, known as Issue 3, would have allowed adults 21 and older to use, buy or grow certain amounts of marijuana, while allowing others to use it medically. Recreational marijuana is now legal in Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska and the District of Columbia. Medical marijuana is now legal in about half of states.

Full story of Ohio rejecting ballot to legalize marijuana at drugfree.org

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