COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio lawmakers working on a medical marijuana bill have two difficult tasks ahead of them — persuade their conservative colleagues to approve legislation and convince voters their solution is better than a ballot initiative.
Most lawmakers in the GOP-controlled General Assembly don’t like the idea of legalizing marijuana for any use. But all signs indicate Ohioans would approve a medical marijuana ballot measure, and lawmakers would rather be able to control legal cannabis through legislation instead of catering to a law crafted by advocates or out-of-state interests.
Sure, lawmakers could repeal or revise the amendment with a supermajority vote, but changing a law approved by a majority of voters would be politically unpopular. [Read more at Cleveland.com]
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.
Notify me of follow-up comments by email.
Notify me of new posts by email.
By Jack Scrantom & Jonathan Bench, Attorneys at Harris Bricken We’ve written regularly about the plight of cannabis businesses not being able to secure traditional lending (and other financial services)…
More than four years after Detroiters overwhelmingly voted to approve recreational marijuana sales, the city’s first “legacy Detroit” Black-owned recreational marijuana dispensary opened Saturday as part of the city’s social equity…
Illinois had a three-year head start on legalizing recreational marijuana, but in many ways, Missouri has surpassed it after just one month. The two states came to legalization very differently,…
We’re only two months into retail sales of cannabis to folks without a medical condition so it’s way too soon to exhale any conclusions about how much tax money this…