Ohio lawmakers announce the formation of a task force to study medical marijuana. Image: Jackie Borchardt, Cleveland.com

ResponsibleOhio founder Jimmy Gould told reporters Thursday that ResponsibleOhio will not be back with another constitutional amendment this year as he promised after voters overwhelmingly rejected Issue 3 in November.

Efforts to gain passage of the so-called Fresh Start Act have ended, Gould said.

Had Issue 3 passed, making marijuana legal, the act would have allowed for removal of previous marijuana convictions from the books. Issue 3 would have legalized recreational and medical marijuana, but commercial cannabis could have grown at only 10 sites owned by ResponsibleOhio investors.

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