O-HIGH-O! Red-leaning Ohio becomes 24th state to legalize recreational marijuana trends now
Ohio voters have passed a ballot measure legalizing recreational marijuana in their state, joining a trend of more conservative states allowing cannabis use for fun.
The Buckeye State will be the 24th state in the country to legalize recreational marijuana, NBC News projected.
New legislation would allows adults 21 and over to buy and possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and to grow plants at home.
A ten percent tax would be imposed on purchases, with proceeds going to administrative costs, addiction treatment, municipalities with dispensaries, and social equity and jobs programs.
Legalization follows a nearly two-year push by the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, which surmounted administrative, legal and legislative hurdles to put the citizen-initiated statute before voters.
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