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Columbus Dispatch: The people put Republicans on the ropes over marijuana. But fight far from over

By Bill DeMora
December 11, 2023
The Democratic Standard

"Republicans in the Ohio Senate recently proposed horrendous changes to the adult-use marijuana laws that voters overwhelmingly approved in November.

The Republican plan would have reduced legal possession amounts, eliminated home grow entirely, and tripled the tax rate on marijuana sales.

The results would have been a legal, adult-use marijuana market in name only.

It would have killed the industry by making the product inaccessible and far too expensive, driving consumers back into an illicit, unregulated, and more dangerous market.

I spoke out immediately against these ridiculous proposals.

I was joined in opposition by my Democratic colleagues in the Senate and most importantly, a huge majority of Ohioans who support safe, regulated, and responsible use of marijuana..."

Read the full column via The Columbus Dispatch