Advocates Prepare To Push For Legal Medical Marijuana

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A new poll conducted for the Marijuana Policy Project shows three of four Ohio voters surveyed support amending the state constitution to allow medical marijuana. From our Statehouse Bureau Jo Ingles has more on a plan for that.

The Marijuana Policy Project's Mason Tvert says his group is still working on the specific language that will be in its plan. He knows Ohio lawmakers are thinking about legislation to allow medical marijuana but says his group isn't waiting.

"If the legislature produces a good law and passes it in the next several months, then we wouldn't need to run an initiative but we aren't going to assume that's the case.

Tvert says once details are together, his group hopes to get 500 volunteers to circulate petitions starting April 2nd.

The group wants to get nearly more than twice the 300,000 valid signatures needed by July 6th to put the issue on the November ballot.

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