Ohio’s, Senate president Matt Huffman just said no to recreational marijuana. Speaking to reporters, Huffman, a Republican and one of the most powerful figures in state politics, emphasized that no road to recreational marijuana will run through him. “I don’t want anybody to misunderstand my position,” Huffman said. “I’m not going to bring it to the Senate floor. And if that means people want to go put it on the ballot, have at it.” The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol recently submitted more than enough valid signatures (about 133,000) for Ohio lawmakers to consider its proposal, which would allow Ohioans age 21 and older to buy and possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and 15 grams of concentrates and grow up to six plants individually and no more than 12 per household. State officials determined that advocates had indeed done their legwork to compel the Legislature to consider the recreational marijuana bill they proposed. If lawmakers don’t pass the marijuana proposal within the next roughly 3-4 months, advocates can gather the same number of signatures yet again to place the issue on the general election ballot.

Benzinga Staff Writer, The Fresh Toast, 02/13/2022 07:00:00

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