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Ohio Group Pushes Ahead To Get Pot Question On 2016 Ballots

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An Ohio pro-pot group pushes to get a legalization measure on the November, 2016 ballot.

A group hoping to put a marijuana legalization issue on the Ohio ballot this fall says it's pushing ahead with its proposal.

Jacob Wagner, the co-founder of Ohioans to End Prohibition, says the organization remains focused on gathering the more than 305,000 valid signatures needed by July to get its "Cannabis Control Amendment" before November voters.

Wagner said Friday that his group won't wait to see whether state lawmakers act on medical marijuana.

His comments come a day after Ohio House leaders joined two marijuana legalization advocates in announcing a task force to study medical marijuana.

Wagner's group wants to legalize pot for medical and recreational use. Adults 21 and older could legally grow up to six mature marijuana plants and have up to 100 grams.