- Published on 19 June 2012
- Written by Rob Ryan
The medical marijuana ballot petition for Ohio medical patients has started gathering signatures for the last phase of this effort. Note the Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment petition has been approved by Board of Election, Secretary of State, and the Ohio Attorney General. Now the petition is ready for you to help circulate and get signatures. Miami Valley NORML kicked off our efforts by gathering signatures at the tree lighting event in Cincinnati's Fountain Square and Wilmington holiday parade.
So let’s make Ohio Medical Marijuana a reality and get those signatures so we can finally vote on this issue! If you want to get involved as a petitioner please download and print the PDF file and email the organizers using this contact link. Be sure to read the first page carefully, then print as many copies as you can afford, and go get signatures! You will find this to be a very rewarding experience. Here is the link to the official petition with an instruction page.
You should get several clipboards to make your signature gathering quicker, especially in crowds. We have provided some helpful hints for a clipboard to making it faster to collect signatures. You can get the clipboard image to make your own clipboard sign with this link to the image.
Be sure to look over and become familiar with the official instructions (5MB file), that were provided by the Secretary of State, on how signatures are verified. The important parts are highlighted in yellow, again it is a big file (5MB), so be patient if you have a slow connection as this is a larger file. A smaller legible copy (1.3MB) is also available in this link.