AG Blocks First Attempt of Recreational Pot Plan

Attorney General Dave Yost this week rejected the summary language for a proposed constitutional amendment to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. According to the AG, the summary did not constitute a “fair and truthful” representation of the issue.

If supporters successfully resubmit a new summary with 1,000 valid signatures and eventually get the green light from the AG and Ballot Board, they will need to gather roughly 443,000 valid signatures from registered voters by July 1 to get the issue on the November 2020 ballot. In 2015, Ohioans rejected legalizing recreational use of marijuana (State Issue 3) by a 64% to 36% margin. 3/11/2020