Ohio’s Republican governor is asking lawmakers to take steps to revise the state’s voter-approved marijuana legalization law before key provisions take effect next month.
Just two days after Ohio voters passed the cannabis initiative, Issue 2, Gov. Mike DeWine (R) says he’s talking to GOP leadership in the legislature about amending the statutory measure before adult possession and cultivation becomes legal on December 7.
Specifically, he’s seeking changes to the law that would restrict advertising, mitigate the risk of impaired driving, and limit public consumption. The governor didn’t provide details about what kind of language he hopes to be adopted, but he said he’s scheduled to meet with Senate President Matt Huffman (R) and House Speaker Jason Stephens (R) on Monday to discuss how to address what he describes as “holes” in the law that voters approved.
Both Huffman and Stephens have already discussed their own independent interest in amending the cannabis law, with a focus on THC limits and tax policy. A spokesperson for the Senate GOP majority similarly told The Statehouse News Bureau that the legislature “may consider amending that statute to clarify some questionable language regarding limits for THC” and added that “tax rates are an issue.”
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