Pro-marijuana group ResponsibleOhio outlines plan for legalization

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COLUMBUS, Ohio- A group pushing for marijuana legalization in Ohio detailed its plan on Monday for a constitutional amendment on the November ballot.

The ResponsibleOhio political action group believes Ohioans 21 years and older should have legal access to marijuana for medical or personal use. Soon, they will start collecting the more than 300,000 signatures required to put the amendment to a statewide vote on Nov. 3.

Here are a few key takeaways of the proposed amendment:

-The Marijuana Control Commission will oversee the manufacturing, selling, distributing and taxing of marijuana.

-Marijuana will be grown at 10 sites in Ohio to ensure the product is tightly regulated, and tested for safety and potency. These sites must be at least 1,000 feet from a school, public library, church or licensed day care.

-Anyone over 21 who passes a criminal background check can own and operate a store selling marijuana.

-The drug will be taxed at 15 percent. Medical marijuana will be sold at a wholesale price to patients with a doctor recommendation.

-85 percent of the tax revenue will go to municipalities, townships and counties.

Learn more about ResponsibleOhio here.

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