Recreational marijuana is legal in Ohio as of today, but when and where you can buy it remains up in the air.
Voters approved an initiated statute last month, known as Issue 2, that allows adults 21 and older to use and grow cannabis. The measure’s passage made Ohio the 24th state to legalize adult-use marijuana.
Latest developments:DeWine, Senate want Ohio’s medical dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana
The new law takes effect today, but because it is an initiated statute, Ohio lawmakers have spent the last week debating changes to the law approved by voters, so some of these rules may not be final.
Late Wednesday, the Ohio Senate voted to allow existing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana and lower the number of plants allowed per household. Gov. Mike DeWine asked lawmakers to act quickly on the legislation to regulate the new program. However, the House did not take a vote on the issue.
For now, here’s where things stand with the new law:
How much marijuana can I have in Ohio?
Ohioans 21 and older are allowed to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and 15 grams of extracts or edibles.
Can I buy marijuana in Ohio now?
Unless lawmakers and DeWine approve medical dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana, legal sales likely won’t start until late next summer or fall. That’s because the Division of Cannabis Control has to set rules on licensing,…