Ohio Board Adjusts Ballot Wording of Pot Legalization Plan

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A state board has approved new ballot wording used to describe a proposal to legalize marijuana after the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that certain phrases were misleading.

The proposed constitutional amendment, known as Issue 3, would let people 21 and older buy marijuana for medicinal or recreational use. It creates a network of 10 authorized growing locations.

On Wednesday, the high court ordered the Ohio Ballot Board to reconvene and replace four paragraphs about certain requirements for marijuana retailers, the amount of marijuana a person can grow and transport, and the potential for additional growing facilities.

The five-member board held an emergency meeting Friday in Columbus.

Attorneys for backers of the proposal said they found the new language to be accurate, as did Issue 3 opponents.