Lawmaker renews calls to legalize and regulate recreational marijuana
A move to legalize marijuana for Ohioans over 21 has been given new life on 4-20, a day when cannabis enthusiasts celebrate the plant.
Democratic Rep Casey Weinstein (D-Hudson) says it’s time for Ohio lawmakers to pass the initiated statute that would legalize marijuana and allow it to be regulated much like alcohol.
“We are almost at a tipping point in our country where a majority of Americans are living in decriminalized, legalized states. We’re not asking Ohio to be a leader here. We are just asking Ohio to get with the program.”
If Ohio lawmakers don’t pass it by May 28, the group that collected 136-thousand signatures to put it before lawmakers can try to collect another 132-thousand by July to put it before voters this fall.