Recreational marijuana use legal in Ohio this week.Posted by On

Ohio is the 24th state in the country to make recreational use of marijuana legal.

CLEVELAND — This week, the use of recreational marijuana becomes legal in Ohio, making it the 24th state in the U.S. to do so.

But before you head out to buy some, there are some things you need to know.

When can I buy marijuana in Ohio for recreational use?

The law goes into effect on Thursday, meaning people 21 and older will legally be able to buy it; however, you won’t actually be able to purchase any this week because the Division of Cannabis Control is still working to create a licensing process for buyers. Then, the licenses won’t likely be issued until next fall (more on that below).

What can you start doing on Thursday?

The passage of Issue 2 will allow adults 21 and over to buy and possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and to grow up to six plants at home, or up to 12 plants with two adults in the home. A 10% tax will be imposed on purchases, with proceeds going to administrative costs, addiction treatment, municipalities with dispensaries and social equity and jobs programs.

Why will it take so long for licenses?

Because Issue 2 was an initiated…

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