How recreational marijuana could affect Ohio liquor licensesPosted by On

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – Recreational marijuana may be legal in Ohio, but there is still a long way to go in terms of the rules and regulations of where it can be used.

This lack of direction has some businesses struggling to understand how they are supposed to navigate the new law.

The Ohio Department of Commerce is warning businesses that openly allowing the use of marijuana on their property could put their liquor license in jeopardy.

“I think largely the business community is in a state of flux because they don’t really know what the implications are, how it impacts them, what is permitted and not permitted, what their rights are under the new law,” Ohio Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President Rick Carfagna said.

As well as pushing for fast regulation, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce is trying to help businesses across the state understand where they stand right now.

“We have advocated to follow Colorado’s lead, which is just a complete public ban, public use ban indoors and outdoors,” Carfagna said. “That makes it crystal clear that, you know, as opposed to ‘it’s allowed these spaces, then not allowed in these spaces.’ That is just a blanket ban.”

Experts said it’s about watching the state legislature.

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