More than half of Responsible Ohio petition signatures deemed invalid

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Ohio (WCMH)-The Franklin County Board of Elections has deemed about 64,000 of the signatures collected by Responsible Ohio petitions to be invalid.

According to the Franklin County Board of Elections, Responsible Ohio had 42,773 valid signatures on petitions circulated in Franklin County, with 63,581 not valid.

The board of elections said more than 23,000 signatures were not registered and more than 26,000 of the signatures were not a valid address.

Here is the list of reasons the signatures were deemed invalid:

The petitions were circulated to put the issue of legalized marijuana on the ballot. It would allow for a medicinal use of marijuana and recreational use of marijuana, and Ohioans would legally be allowed to grow their own or buy it in a marijuana store.

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