Legalization of cannabis in Ohio continues to move forward

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There are a couple of options that could bring legal cannabis to the state

In the course of marijuana legalization, there will always be obstacles, but it appears that the process in Ohio has managed to overcome every stone put in the way, and the efforts to legalize the use and sale of marijuana are beginning to bear fruit. The idea now is to present proposals to Congress to be analyzed by the members. The Union has presented legislation that deals with the regulation of marijuana just as it does with alcohol as a single issue. This means that the group now has a chance to collect nearly 133,000 validated signatures, which are required to submit the proposed state law to the Ohio General Assembly.

Should this goal not be successfully achieved, the measure will be placed on the Ohio ballot and that could further delay the process. The Union’s intent is that adults 21 and older will be able to legally purchase and possess up to a total of 2.5 ounces of cannabis and grow up to six plants in their homes if they so choose. Should this goal become a reality, a recreational marijuana license would be given to pharmacies, processors, and medical marijuana growers, in addition to receiving two years of exclusive rights.

The Ohio Ballot Committee, headed by Secretary of State Frank LaRose, got the proposal off on the right foot this week after approving a measure that would see marijuana regulated like alcohol, which means that another obstacle has been overcome in this process that may soon come to an end. Ohio intends to be part of the growing list of states where the marijuana market is already a fact in one way or another, and so far, it seems to be doing quite well.