Opponents to marijuana legalization efforts to launch campaign

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COLUMBUS, Ohio— Opponents to a marijuana legalization effort in Ohio plan to formally launch their campaign to sway voters to go against the ballot issue this fall.

The proposed amendment from the group ResponsibleOhio seeks to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. It would allow adults 21 and over to buy marijuana and establish a network of 10 authorized growing locations around the state.

Passage of the amendment would make Ohio a rare state to go from entirely outlawing marijuana to allowing it for all uses in a single vote.

A coalition of opponents plans to discuss its campaign against the issue at a Monday afternoon news conference in Columbus.

Their effort comes as a separate fall ballot issue takes aim at the growing sites described in the proposed amendment.