CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Attorney General Mike DeWine rejected a petition Thursday proposing legalizing marijuana in the state of Ohio to anyone 21 years and older.
The attorney general's office said the petition, titled "Marijuana Rights and Regulations Amendment," was rejected for several reasons, including:
"For these reasons, I am unable to certify the summary as a fair and truthful statement of the proposed amendment," Attorney General DeWine stated, according to a press release from his office.
A bill legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio was passed in 2016, and goes into effect in Sept. 2018.
In order for a proposal to proceed through the legislative process, a petition must contain 1,000 signatures from registered Ohio voters. Then, an approved amendment must require signatures from 10 percent of the total votes cast for the office of the governor.