Pubdate: Sat, 03 Oct 2015
Source: Columbus Dispatch (OH)
Copyright: 2015 The Columbus Dispatch
Author: Alan Johnson


Ballot language for a new medical-marijuana issue was rejected for a 
second time on Friday by Attorney General Mike DeWine.

DeWine cited "a number of discrepancies" between the ballot summary 
and the full constitutional amendment submitted by backers of the 
Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment. DeWine, who provides legal signoff 
on the ballot language summary of proposed amendments, turned down a 
previous version of the proposal on July 29.

DeWine said in a letter to Sandra Kay Riggs of Brice, Ohio, 
representing Ohio Medical Cannabis Care, that there were several 
discrepancies in the wording resubmitted on Sept. 24.

Among the problems: two different numbers for the caregivers allowed 
per residents in each of Ohio's 88 counties, an inconsistency about 
whether a board of governors would be appointed or elected, and 
different cost figures regarding a state commercial-cultivation-center fee.

The rejected issue is not connected with the ResponsibleOhio 
marijuana legalization amendment that voters will decide on Nov. 3. 
That amendment proposes legalization of marijuana for both 
recreational and medicinal use.
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