Recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Ohio for adults after voters passed Issue 2 Tuesday.
Here’s what that will mean for those who want to roll up after the law takes effect Dec. 7.
What is recreational marijuana?
Recreational marijuana is essentially marijuana used for enjoyment, rather than for health benefits. Merriam-Webster says recreational drugs are often “used without medical justification” for their effects.
Recreational marijuana will be sold at dispensaries to adults 21 and older. They will be able to sell an array of products, including but not limited to flower, seeds, edibles, vapes, tinctures, oils, beverages, pills and lotions.
Within nine months the state must issue the first round of licenses to dispensaries, growers and processors. The licenses will go to existing medical pot businesses and those who qualify under a social equity program, which helps business owners who have disproportionately been affected by marijuana laws. That might be due to their race, gender, ethnicity or economic status.
Additionally, adults in that age range can grow up to six plants individually and no more than 12 in a household with multiple adults.
It will be legal to possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and 15 grams of extracts.
Ohio is the 24th state to pass a recreational marijuana law.