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Valley group calling for legalization of medical marijuana

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- The Ohio Rights Group met at the B&O Banquet Hall on Thursday night to celebrate Halloween and advocate the legalization of medical marijuana.

The ORG held a fundraiser party. They hope to raise state-wide awareness of the use of medical cannabis and try to get 385,000 qualified signatures to put the issue on the state ballot next year.

"Ohio and Florida are going for this next year and pretty soon it's just going to be nationwide because it's only been in prohibition, for what, almost 80 years now and before that it was widely used as medicine all across the world," said Maddy Halfacre, Ohio Rights Group.

The group also pushes for legalization of hemp for industrial use.

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