ITS OFFICIAL!!! #Ohio Legalize Recreational Use Of Marijuana—-Ohio voters have approved a ballot measure to legalize recreational marijuana, making it the 24th state to embrace legalization in a push that’s expanding into more conservative parts of the country.
The “yes” vote on Issue 2 means that people age 21 and over in the state will be able to use, grow or sell marijuana under a regulation-and-tax program imposed by the state. The measure becomes effective in 30 days. Supporters of the measure campaigned on the premise of regulating marijuana “like alcohol.”
Medical marijuana has been legal in Ohio since 2016, as it is in more than three dozen states around the country, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. But this year’s ballot measure in Ohio is part of a steady advance toward legalizing recreational use of the drug.