Ohio attorney general rejects medical marijuana initiative

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has again rejected a petition for a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize marijuana for medical use, faulting the summary of the petition language.

The so-called Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment is separate from an initiative already on fall ballots that seeks to legalize marijuana for both medical and recreational use.

DeWine said Friday the summary contains “at least six defects.”

For instance, he said the summary states the governor would appoint an Ohio Marijuana Control Commission, though at least one sentence in the amendment says voters would elect the members.

DeWine also said the summary cites a fund to defray costs for qualifying patients, while the proposed amendment has no such provision.

It’s the second time DeWine has rejected the petition for the proposal.

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