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Ohioans Vote to Legalize Recreational Marijuana by Passing Issue 2 Law

It will go into effect 30 days after the election

Recreational marijuana will soon be legal in Ohio after voters passed Issue 2 on Tuesday. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. on Nov. 7, The Associated Press called the election on Issue 2.

With nearly 99 percent of precincts reporting early Wednesday, the proposed law was passing with 56.79 percent of the vote, or 2.144 million voters out of nearly 3.8 million who had cast ballots in the race. That result will remain unofficial until provisional ballots are counted and official results are certified.

This legalizes and regulates the cultivation, manufacturing, testing and the sale of marijuana to Ohioans 21 and up. It also legalizes home grow for Ohioans 21 and up with a limit of six plants per person and 12 plants per residence, and imposes a 10 percent tax at the point of sale for each transaction. 

Please select this link to read the complete article from The Ohio Capital Journal.

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