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Recreational marijuana sales could start as early as June, Ohio policymakers say

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Marijuana may be available to buy in mid-June, significantly earlier than anticipated, due to actions from Ohio’s rulemaking committee, their weed-enthusiast chairperson exclusively told WEWS/OCJ.

Despite Ohioans voting to legalize recreational marijuana 57-43% in November, there is nowhere to buy it in the state legally.

The passage of Issue 2 allowed adults 21 years of age and older to smoke, vape and ingest weed. Individual Ohioans are able to grow up to six plants but up to 12 per household. Click here to learn more about what the law entails.

Per Issue 2, the Department of Cannabis Control (DCC) wasn’t set to start processing retailer applications until June. The governor and lawmakers initially predicted that weed would not be able to be bought legally until late summer or fall.

But, due to the DCC working quickly, the drug may be available in just two months.

The Joint Committee On Agency Rule Review (JCARR) plans to accept proposed regulations from the DCC, according to state Rep. Jamie Callender (R-Concord), the chairperson.

“We could have retailers, recreational licensed retailers, in Ohio by mid-June,” Callender said. “We should begin to see legal recreational sales of marijuana in Ohio certainly before July 4th weekend.”

Only one aspect of the rules is expected to be accepted during the next JCARR meeting on May 13 — dual licensing.

[Read more at Ohio Capital Journal]
(Originally posted by AggregatedNews)


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