Unfortunately there has been a recent setback in Ohio’s journey to having a fully established recreational marijuana program. Last Thursday, the Ohio attorney general, Dave Yost, rejected the recreational marijuana proposal which was proposed by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol group.
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Yost was tasked with deciding if the proposal was “fair and truthful” of the proposed law. He specifically pointed out that there were seven deficiencies in the submitted language of the proposal but also shared that there are most likely more.
One of the major setbacks in this proposal was that there was no explanation to back the marijuana social equity and jobs program in the bill. It also does not make clear adult limits on possession of marijuana for growing at home. Yost shared that the proposal was rejected due to it not properly advising the signer on the plans.
All hope is not lost though! The Act to Control and Regulate Adult Use Cannabis is still on the table.
This act would allow adults 21 and over to buy, possess, use and even grow marijuana in the state of Ohio. There would be a 10% tax on marijuana product sales that would be used for education, addiction treatment centers and cities with marijuana businesses. What makes this act stand out is that Ohio medical marijuana businesses would automatically get licensed for recreational use as well.
Since the Act to Control and Regulate Adult Use Cannabis is a statute, it would change the state law only and not the state constitution. This also awaits the attorney general's approval.
The fact that the proposal was rejected is not the end of the road. Proposals are very often rejected the first time and can always be submitted so this isn’t the end for an Ohio recreational marijuana program!
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