OMA Examines Effort to Legalize Recreational Pot

The OMA this week hosted a virtual members’ meeting to examine the proposed ballot issue to legalize recreational use of marijuana in Ohio. More than 130 members participated.

The meeting coincided with news that the pro-legalization campaign has collected the necessary number of signatures to put the question on the Nov. 7 ballot. If approved by voters, the recreational marijuana law would become effective immediately upon certification.

Key takeaways from the meeting include:

This four-page memo prepared by Bricker Graydon, the OMA’s general counsel, provides analysis of the issue. For questions or concerns, email James Lee, OMA director of Public Policy Services. 8/3/2023