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Will Ohioans Be Able To Grow Marijuana From Home?

Evan Wilt Contributor

The pro-marijuana group ResponsibleOhio announced Tuesday that it plans to a revise an Ohio bill that will allow adults to legally grow pot at home.

In the revised proposal, adults 21 and older can obtain a license to grow marijuana at home for both medical and personal use of marijuana, but not for resale, local media outlet WKYC reports.

ResponsibleOhio, according to its website, advertises itself as being anti-prohibition and for the legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical purposes.

In order to get the proposal on the ballot this November, the group needs to collect at least 306,000 signatures

The proposal is modeled after one enacted in Oregon in 2014. Oregon allows adults over 21 to grow up to four plants on their own property.

“After extensive conversations with experts and concerned citizens across the state and nation, ResponsibleOhio has decided to include regulated and limited home growing as a part of our amendment,” ResponsibleOhio spokeswoman Lydia Bolander said in a press release. “Combined with a lower tax rate for consumers, these changes will make our communities safer by smothering the black market.”