What we know now about efforts to put marijuana back on the ballot

Ohio voters may get another chance to vote to legalize recreational marijuana next year.

Advocates for full legalization of marijuana cleared a major hurdle Thursday when Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine certified the petition wording for a statewide vote on the matter.

Ohio Families for Change, the group backing the effort, plans to hit the November 2019 ballot, said spokesman Jonathan Varner.

The proposal would:

* Allow Ohioans older than 21 to possess, grow, use, sell and share marijuana;

* Would not change the already approved medical marijuana program starting this year;

* Would have a residency requirement for business licences;

* Calls for protections for landlords and employers who want to prohibit marijuana activities on their property.

Varner said the issue would eliminate the black market, allow equal opportunity for anyone to start a marijuana business, keep the drug away from minors and give local government controls through zoning and regulations.

Another group led by Ian James plans

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