If enacted by Ohio’s voters on Election Day (November 7th), the possession of marijuana will become legal for adults on December 7th.
“There are legitimate concerns around the marijuana legalization debate. … However, based on our research and the research of others, the effect that legal marijuana could have on traffic safety should not be one of those concerns.”
The initiative seeks to end arrests and citations for adults who possess misdemeanor amounts of cannabis within the city’s limits.
“Regulation works. Illicit marijuana providers don’t ask for or check for ID, but licensed businesses most certainly do.”
“Ohioans have seen similar legalization laws adopted in neighboring states and they know that regulating the cannabis market is preferable to the failed policy of prohibition.”
“Even from this incomplete data set, it remains clear that marijuana seizures and prosecutions remain a primary driver of drug war enforcement in the United States.”
If passed, Ohio will be the 24th state to legalize the adult-use marijuana market, and the 14th do so by a public vote.
“Those who consume alcohol legally and responsibly while away from their jobs do not suffer sanctions from their employers unless their work performance is adversely impacted. Those who legally consume cannabis should be held to a similar workplace standards.”