Ohio became the 24th state where recreational marijuana is legal last week. The law is now in effect after voters passed Issue 2 in the recent elections. This makes Ohio officially the 24th state to have legal, adult-use marijuana. Provisions of the voter-approved legal law took effect, allowing adults to legal grow and possess cannabis at home.
However, the Ohio House lawmakers have decided to delay dealing with marijuana policy until February, leaving marijuana enthusiasts in a state of uncertainty. The delay is causing frustration among those who were hoping for immediate clarity on the issue.
Ohioans woke up on Thursday to a land of limbo for recreational marijuana use. While adults can legal grow and possess marijuana, there are still no regulations in place for the sale and distribution of recreational cannabis. This means that while individuals can grow their own marijuana, they cannot legal purchase it from dispensaries.