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Petition Update

12-20-2021

On December 20th, 2021, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted 206,943 signatures in support of an initiated statute legalizing the adult use of marijuana to the Ohio Secretary of State’s office. 

The Secretary of State, in coordination with county level Boards of Elections, will now begin the process of verifying the signatures. If at least 132,877 signatures are verified and the 44 county requirement is met, the statute will be presented to Ohio legislators for consideration.

Once the signatures are validated and certified, the statute will be presented to the Ohio General Assembly that will have four months to consider the legislation. Should legislators opt not to pass the bill as is, the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol can collect an additional 132,877 signatures to present the issue to Ohio voters on the November 8, 2022 ballot.

Signature Collection Forms

Interested in collecting the signatures of registered Ohio voters for our petition? Click to download the forms below. Please carefully read the “do’s and don’ts” of collecting signatures first, then you can print the petition with included signature pages.

Please email how many signatures you’ve collected to  no later than Monday, January 10th and we’ll arrange collection of the signature forms.

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Click here to download a PDF of the full proposed language.