Ohio Legalization

Ohio’s cannabis industry awaiting Issue 2 changes

Law alert | Nov. 27, 2023

Ohio voters resoundingly approved Issue 2 in early November, legalizing recreational marijuana throughout the Buckeye state. Stakeholders now should understand how potential legislative changes to Issue 2 legislature could affect their Ohio cannabis industry interests.

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Ohio employers prepare for recreational marijuana law to take effect

Employer Law Report | Nov. 29, 2023

An Act to Control and Regulate Adult Use Cannabis goes into effect on Dec. 7, 2023. Many employers may be thinking about making policy changes, enacting drug free work zones, or implementing drug testing for prospective or current employees. Ohio employers should know that this new law still allows them to do so.

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Rights of employers under Ohio’s new recreational marijuana law

Employer Law Report | Nov. 9, 2023

With the passage of Issue 2 on Nov. 7, Ohio became the 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana under state law (marijuana remains illegal under Federal law). Included in the state law are broad protections for employers when it comes to employee use, possession and distribution.

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