Recreational Marijuana Headed for 2018 Ballot?

Ohioans may be voting to legalize recreational marijuana next fall. The proposal would be sponsored by a company that lost out on one of the state’s medical marijuana grow licenses. Jimmy Gould and Ian James, backers of the failed 2015 recreational legalization measure, are prepared to move ahead with the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment.”

Gould outlined the proposal in a press conference this week and announced that a draft amendment is planned for a January roll out. Generally, the proposal would have recreational marijuana production and sales regulated similarly to liquor regulation in Ohio. In addition, the plan would allow people 21 and older to grow up to four marijuana plants per household.

The pair spent more than $20 million on the 2015 campaign and said they were prepared to spend millions in 2018. 12/14/2018