Recreational Pot Campaign Falls Short — for Now


Earlier this month, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted 222,233 signatures to get the legalization of “adult use” of marijuana on Ohio’s November 2023 ballot. Secretary of State Frank LaRose announced this week that many of those signatures weren’t valid and the coalition is 679 signatures short of the required 124,046 signatures. The group has until Aug. 4 to collect and resubmit the additional signatures, which organizers say they will get. Most of the coalition’s valid signatures have come from Columbus, Cleveland, and Cincinnati, although the group has collected signatures from all 88 counties. Members should note that OMA Connections Partner Working Partners® specializes in helping employers run drug-free workplaces. Learn more. 7/27/2023