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Medical Pot Measure Offered In Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Medical marijuana may be headed for a referendum in Ohio as supporters file preliminary petition signatures.

Backers submitted 2,143 signatures for a summary of the proposed state constitutional amendment to Attorney General Mike DeWine last week, the Dayton Daily News reported.

Once 1,000 signatures have been verified, DeWine will determine if the proposal’s summary language is fair and truthful. It would then be reviewed by the Ohio Ballot Board and Secretary of State Jon Husted.

Supporters then would need at least 385,245 signatures to get the amendment on the November 2012 ballot, said Matt McClellan, Husted’s press secretary.

A dozen states have legalized medical marijuana, but it is still illegal under federal law.

The amendment’s summary says qualifying conditions would include glaucoma, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, Parkinson’s disease or any condition that causes chronic pain, severe muscle spasms or wasting, the Daily News said. Patients could possess up to 3.5 ounces.

The amendment echoes a bill introduced in the Legislature in April.

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