Issue 2 Modifications on Hold Until 2024

Ohio’s Issue 2 has been in effect since Dec. 7. But any modifications by state lawmakers to improve the new recreational marijuana law for employers won’t be enacted until 2024.

Despite pressure from Ohio Senate leaders and Gov. Mike DeWine, House Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) said this week the House wouldn’t make changes to Issue 2 until next year. Stephens also said the lower chamber won’t agree with the Senate-approved plan to alter the statute.

Meanwhile, the OMA and other leading business groups have sent this letter to legislative leaders and the governor, calling for passage of legislation to enhance Issue 2 provisions on workplace safety, employer protections, and private property rights. 12/14/2023