Updated Update:At least one effort to legalize medical pot in Ohio is moving forward. On Friday, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine approved ballot language and validated 1,000 initial signatures for the "Alternative Treatment Amendment." If the group finds enough money to canvass the state for an additional 380,000 or so signatures, the measure will be on the November, 2012 ballot.
This was the second try for the Alternative Treatment Amendment. Back in August, the attorney general rejected the proposal for lack of proper signatures.
Last month DeWine rejected ballot language for the competing Ohio Medical Cannabis Act amendment which would have allowed patients to have twice the pot and twice the plants. The attorney general said supporters failed to adequately explain everything in the amendment summary that voters would read.
It appears likely that the group behind the Ohio Medical Cannabis Act will drop their effort. Supporters have reported no efforts to refile petitions and group spokeswoman Theresa Daniello told Scene they "have no comment at this time."