recreational marijuana

Marijuana business owners line up against Ohio Senate’s proposed medical cannabis overhaul

BY: - March 7, 2023

As Ohio lawmakers push to reform the state’s medical marijuana system, business leaders within that system are gearing up to block the effort. They contend that easing the entry of new producers could overwhelm the market and threaten the industry’s viability overall. Senate Bill 9 would consolidate oversight for Ohio’s medical marijuana program with a […]

Proponents of medical marijuana warn Ohio’s program in dire need of overhaul

BY: - February 8, 2023

Ohio senators are trying once more to overhaul the state’s medical marijuana system. That effort stalled out last session after passing the Senate. Meanwhile, the bid to place adult, recreational use on the ballot has only gained steam in the interim. Tuesday, the Ohio Senate’s general government committee heard proponent testimony. Speakers raised numerous concerns […]

The owner of a marijuana dispensary shows marijuana plant buds. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Adult-use marijuana won’t pass Ohio legislature this year, but sponsors say it’s coming

BY: - December 7, 2022

In their first and likely only hearings of the session, two adult use marijuana measures came up Tuesday in a House committee. The proposals — one Republican and one Democratic — aren’t going anywhere this year. Sponsors remain optimistic about their chances in the next session, but even they acknowledge any change may have to […]

Activist holds a flag featuring hemp during protest outside White House

Weed on the ballot: Voters could approve legal marijuana in 5 more states

BY: - November 4, 2022

Midterm voters in five states will determine if they should join the growing list of places where recreational marijuana use is allowed, even as any use of the drug is still illegal under federal law. Referendums to legalize recreational use of marijuana are on Nov. 8 ballots in Arkansas, Maryland, Missouri, South Dakota and North […]

Schumer, Booker, Wyden ask U.S. Senate colleagues for help on marijuana reform

BY: - February 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — A small but influential group of Democratic senators is asking their colleagues for input on how best to overhaul the federal government’s cannabis laws. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden and New Jersey’s Cory Booker released a letter Thursday asking senators whose states have legalized marijuana and those who sit on committees […]

Senate president says no to recreational marijuana in Ohio; Signature drive likely required

BY: - February 11, 2022

On Wednesday, Senate President Matt Huffman just said no to recreational marijuana. Last month, state officials determined organizers gathered enough signatures (about 133,000) to compel the Legislature to consider a recreational marijuana bill they proposed. If lawmakers don’t pass it in the next roughly 3.5 months, organizers with the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol […]