Pubdate: Thu, 04 Aug 2011 Source: Springfield News Sun (OH) Copyright: 2011 Cox Newspapers, Inc. Contact: http://www.springfieldnewssun.com/ Details: http://www.mapinc.org/media/3490 Author: Lynn Hulsey, Staff Writer EFFORT TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN OHIO FAILS TO GET SIGNATURES COLUMBUS - An effort to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio was stopped in its tracks Wednesday when supporters failed to get enough valid signatures on petitions, according to Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office. The proposal needed 1,000 signatures, but just 534 of the 2,134 turned in by supporters were deemed to be valid, according to a release to the media from DeWine's office. The signatures were needed to begin the process of giving voters a chance to consider the proposed Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment to the Ohio Constitution in 2012. Supporters proposed making it legal for doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients and for those patients to possess it. - --- MAP posted-by: Richard R Smith Jr.