Ohio Families for Change

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Here are your morning headlines for Friday, May 18:

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STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Backers of a proposed constitutional amendment to make marijuana legal in Ohio have passed the first big hurdle in that process.

Ohio attorney general has approved a proposed amendment by the group, “Ohio Families for Change.” Spokesman Jonathan Varner says the premise is simple,  that marijuana should be treated and regulated the same or substantially the same as alcohol and tobacco.”

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JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A petition submitted by backers of a ballot issue to legalize marijuana in Ohio has been rejected.