Ohio GOP moves to amend voter-approved recreational pot

Issue 2 proponents are pushing back on the proposed changes, including higher taxes and lower THC limits.
A sign supporting Issue 2 sits in a residential yard on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

Ohio Senate Republicans are planning major changes to a new state law that will legalize recreational marijuana just a month after voters approved recreational use by a wide margin.

In a Senate hearing Monday, just three days before the ballot measure legalizing marijuana is set to take effect, lawmakers proposed substantial tax hikes, limits on the ability to grow pot plants at home, and limits on THC, the active ingredient that makes marijuana potent.

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