The Ohio cannabis legalization initiative Issue 3 will be voted on in just two days, on Tuesday, November 3rd. The proposal would legalize the possession, private cultivate and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for those 21 and older.
If passed into law, Ohio would become the fifth state in the U.S. to have legal recreational cannabis. A recent Akron Buckeye Poll shows support for the initiative at a complete tie, with 46% of Ohio voters in support of the measure, and 46% against, with the remaining 8% undecided. A poll released earlier this month by Quinnipiac University found 53% of Ohio voters to be in support of legalizing cannabis, though that poll didn’t question voters specifically on Issue 3.
Issue 3 would allow those 21 and older to possess up to an ounce of cannabis, or up to eight ounces if they receive a $50 license from the Ohio Marijuana Control Commission (which the measure would create). Those who receive a license would be allowed to cultivate up to four flowering cannabis plants.
Cannabis retail outlets and cultivation centers would also be legalized, with up to 1,100 allowed to open throughout the state (the allowed number of outlets is tied to the state’s population; one per 10,000 residents).
You can read Issue 3 in its entirety by clicking here.