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Ohio’s Issue 2 Marijuana Legalisation Initiative will see adult use cannabis commercialised, regulated and taxed, allowing for adults aged 21 and over to be in possession of up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and to cultivate up to six plants in their homes.
While the bill has been approved by citizens, lawmakers are still able to review or repeal the bill.
Governor Mike DeWine has called for amendments to the bill in order to improve safety for citizens and children, particularly in terms of public use, driving and advertising.
According to the Cincinnati, DeWine said in a public statement: “What the people have clearly told us is they want legal marijuana in Ohio. We are going to see that they have that, but we’ve also got to live up to our responsibility to all the people in the state of Ohio, whether they voted for it or voted against it … that we do this in a very responsible way, we do it in a respectful way.”
The publication reports that Governor DeWine called for the protection of children against cannabis advertising and edibles – products that can often be found in packaging designed to mimic children’s sweets – as well as ensuring the prevention of drug driving and to limit public use to prevent nuisance.