In September, voters in Toledo, Ohio overwhelmingly gave approval to an initiative to legalize recreational cannabis for those 21 and older, approving the measure with 70% in favor. Now, the law is in full effect, despite a challenge from Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine.
The new law doesn’t allow for cannabis retail outlets, but does remove all criminal penalties for the possession of up to 200 grams of cannabis, while also prohibiting asset forfeitures and driver’s license suspensions for cannabis violations. The new law is one of the most progressive cannabis policies ever passed at the city level in the United States.
Toleda is the fourth most populous city in Ohio, with a population of just over 282,000, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.