Speaker Suggests Slower Approach on Issue 2 Changes; OMA to Host Nov. 30 Members’ Briefing


Statehouse leaders are approaching potential changes to Ohio’s new recreational marijuana law with different levels of urgency. Although the voter-approved law takes effect Dec. 7, House Speaker Jason Stephens (R-Kitts Hill) says that finalizing necessary changes by next month would “prove a tall order,” according to Gongwer News Service. Senate President Matt Huffman (R-Lima), who will address the OMA’s Government Affairs Committee meeting on Nov. 29, says senators will push for changes before Dec. 7. Gov. DeWine has called for quick legislative action due to concerns over THC content, tax and revenue provisions, safety issues, and marijuana use in public. The OMA will host a Nov. 30 members-only briefing to address safety and HR concerns related to recreational marijuana use. Register here. 11/15/2023