Marijuana Policy Project Drops Ohio Medical Marijuana Initiative

Ohioans won’t be voting on medical marijuana this fall because Marijuana Policy Project dropped its campaign after lawmakers passed a comprehensive plan Wednesday.

National marijuana legalization powerhouse Marijuana Policy Project, and its local affiliate, Ohioans for Medical Marijuana, announced Saturday they would suspend a campaign to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio. The group had been working to collect the more than 305,000 valid signatures it needed by July 6 to make the November ballot.

Their quick retreat from the Buckeye State was unexpected. As late as Wednesday afternoon, The Enquirer asked spokesman Aaron Marshall if the ballot initiative would continue even if lawmakers passed a bill. His response was an adamant, “hell yes.”

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