Ohio Republicans say fuck what the people voted to approve.

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While Ohio's GOP-dominated Senate heard public testimony on Tuesday, much of which consisted of blasting its push to overturn the voter-approved initiative to legalize cannabis, a new bill was introduced in the House to implement the initiative, known as Issue 2.

An Alternative Bill?


In contrast to the Senate's aggressive approach being led by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and state Senate President Matt Huffman that practically guts Issue 2, Rep. Jamie Callender (R) introduced an alternative bill in the House, which he called a “middle ground," that would keep much of the voter-approved provision intact.

“I want to make sure that here in this chamber, the People’s House, that we carry out the will of the people and the people have spoken,” he said.

What's In Callendar's Bill?

The bill aligns with Ohio’s ban on smoking in public places so weed could not be smoked in any place that prohibits tobacco.


The will of the voters is about to become reality.
AAVcT48.img
WEWS Cleveland, OH
Ohio Senate wants to stop you from growing weed; House fights back

It limits advertising so it does not market products to children.

Adds a 10% tax on cannabis cultivators as well as a 10% tax on retail sales.

It maintains the home grow provision that allows up to six plants per person or 12 maximum in a household but contains what Callender calls “guardrails” to ban mini cannabis farms. Callender said his bill does not change the THC allowed in products.

He added that the bill addresses some concerns from legal marijuana opponents that he thinks are legitimate.

“I want to respect those who have been opposed to this issue from the get-go. They have brought up some valid points that I think we can address and remain in the spirit of what the people passed,” Callender said.

Illicit Market And The Michigan Element

Callender noted that it’s important for lawmakers to keep two things in mind: Ohio’s plan needs to be reasonable and attractive so Ohioans don’t continue to buy their weed in neighboring Michigan, and the law needs to be significant enough to keep business away from illegal market, reported Statehouse News.



Dems Respond

“Discounting that the voters know about things I think is always a bad decision,” state Sen. Bill DeMora (D) said at the packed hearing.

Advocates Respond

Karen O’Keefe, director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), told Marijuana Moment that while Callender’s bill “isn’t as outrageous that the Senate bill’s complete gutting of legalization, it is also an affront to voters.”

Ohioans Respond

“It’s an outrage," said a 38-year-old substitute teacher who was returning books to the local library in a suburb of Cleveland. "They’re chipping away at the balanced and well-thought-out initiative we voted on. Where were they over these past months when the initiative was being discussed?”

He has a point. Issue 2 goes into effect on Thursday, Dec. 7. If the fuckers don't like what the people voted for move, you don't get to force your will. Fascism at its finest!
 
While Ohio's GOP-dominated Senate heard public testimony on Tuesday, much of which consisted of blasting its push to overturn the voter-approved initiative to legalize cannabis, a new bill was introduced in the House to implement the initiative, known as Issue 2.

An Alternative Bill?


In contrast to the Senate's aggressive approach being led by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and state Senate President Matt Huffman that practically guts Issue 2, Rep. Jamie Callender (R) introduced an alternative bill in the House, which he called a “middle ground," that would keep much of the voter-approved provision intact.

“I want to make sure that here in this chamber, the People’s House, that we carry out the will of the people and the people have spoken,” he said.

What's In Callendar's Bill?

The bill aligns with Ohio’s ban on smoking in public places so weed could not be smoked in any place that prohibits tobacco.


The will of the voters is about to become reality.
AAVcT48.img
WEWS Cleveland, OH
Ohio Senate wants to stop you from growing weed; House fights back

It limits advertising so it does not market products to children.

Adds a 10% tax on cannabis cultivators as well as a 10% tax on retail sales.

It maintains the home grow provision that allows up to six plants per person or 12 maximum in a household but contains what Callender calls “guardrails” to ban mini cannabis farms. Callender said his bill does not change the THC allowed in products.

He added that the bill addresses some concerns from legal marijuana opponents that he thinks are legitimate.

“I want to respect those who have been opposed to this issue from the get-go. They have brought up some valid points that I think we can address and remain in the spirit of what the people passed,” Callender said.

Illicit Market And The Michigan Element

Callender noted that it’s important for lawmakers to keep two things in mind: Ohio’s plan needs to be reasonable and attractive so Ohioans don’t continue to buy their weed in neighboring Michigan, and the law needs to be significant enough to keep business away from illegal market, reported Statehouse News.



Dems Respond

“Discounting that the voters know about things I think is always a bad decision,” state Sen. Bill DeMora (D) said at the packed hearing.

Advocates Respond

Karen O’Keefe, director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), told Marijuana Moment that while Callender’s bill “isn’t as outrageous that the Senate bill’s complete gutting of legalization, it is also an affront to voters.”

Ohioans Respond

“It’s an outrage," said a 38-year-old substitute teacher who was returning books to the local library in a suburb of Cleveland. "They’re chipping away at the balanced and well-thought-out initiative we voted on. Where were they over these past months when the initiative was being discussed?”

He has a point. Issue 2 goes into effect on Thursday, Dec. 7. If the fuckers don't like what the people voted for move, you don't get to force your will. Fascism at its finest!
Is that like all these filthy ass Democrats that ignore the Supreme Court rulings on gun rights in the Heller, McDonald and Bruen cases?
 
While Ohio's GOP-dominated Senate heard public testimony on Tuesday, much of which consisted of blasting its push to overturn the voter-approved initiative to legalize cannabis, a new bill was introduced in the House to implement the initiative, known as Issue 2.
Issue 2 modifies the Ohio Revised Code (ORC)
The Ohio legislature has the power to modify the ORC
Nothing in the Issue 2 language prevents the Ohio legislature form modifying the relevant sections of the ORC.
Issue 2 is billed as "treat marijuana like alcohol"; the Ohio legislature has plenary power to modify the ORC with regard to alcohol.
Thus:
There's no question whatsoever the Ohio legislature has the power to modify, or even strike, the law enacted by Ohio issue 2.

If this pisses off the people of Ohio, they will vote for different legislators.
Democratic process: Learn it, love it, live it.
 
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Issue 2 modifies the Ohio Revised Code (ORC)
The Ohio legislature has the power to modify the ORC
Nothing in the Issue 2 language prevents the Ohio legislature form modifying the relevant sections of the ORC.
Issue 2 is billed as "treat marijuana like alcohol"; the Ohio legislature has plenary power to modify the ORC with regard to alcohol.
Thus:
There's no question whatsoever the Ohio legislature has the power to modify, or even strike, the law enacted by Ohio issue 2.

If this pisses off the people of Ohio, they will vote for different legislators.
Democratic process: Learn it, love it, live it.
I agree.
 
Not seeing the problem. Where all of the things being done specifically addressed in issue 2?
 
While Ohio's GOP-dominated Senate heard public testimony on Tuesday, much of which consisted of blasting its push to overturn the voter-approved initiative to legalize cannabis, a new bill was introduced in the House to implement the initiative, known as Issue 2.

An Alternative Bill?


In contrast to the Senate's aggressive approach being led by Republican Gov. Mike DeWine and state Senate President Matt Huffman that practically guts Issue 2, Rep. Jamie Callender (R) introduced an alternative bill in the House, which he called a “middle ground," that would keep much of the voter-approved provision intact.

“I want to make sure that here in this chamber, the People’s House, that we carry out the will of the people and the people have spoken,” he said.

What's In Callendar's Bill?

The bill aligns with Ohio’s ban on smoking in public places so weed could not be smoked in any place that prohibits tobacco.


The will of the voters is about to become reality.
AAVcT48.img
WEWS Cleveland, OH
Ohio Senate wants to stop you from growing weed; House fights back

It limits advertising so it does not market products to children.

Adds a 10% tax on cannabis cultivators as well as a 10% tax on retail sales.

It maintains the home grow provision that allows up to six plants per person or 12 maximum in a household but contains what Callender calls “guardrails” to ban mini cannabis farms. Callender said his bill does not change the THC allowed in products.

He added that the bill addresses some concerns from legal marijuana opponents that he thinks are legitimate.

“I want to respect those who have been opposed to this issue from the get-go. They have brought up some valid points that I think we can address and remain in the spirit of what the people passed,” Callender said.

Illicit Market And The Michigan Element

Callender noted that it’s important for lawmakers to keep two things in mind: Ohio’s plan needs to be reasonable and attractive so Ohioans don’t continue to buy their weed in neighboring Michigan, and the law needs to be significant enough to keep business away from illegal market, reported Statehouse News.



Dems Respond

“Discounting that the voters know about things I think is always a bad decision,” state Sen. Bill DeMora (D) said at the packed hearing.

Advocates Respond

Karen O’Keefe, director of state policies at the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), told Marijuana Moment that while Callender’s bill “isn’t as outrageous that the Senate bill’s complete gutting of legalization, it is also an affront to voters.”

Ohioans Respond

“It’s an outrage," said a 38-year-old substitute teacher who was returning books to the local library in a suburb of Cleveland. "They’re chipping away at the balanced and well-thought-out initiative we voted on. Where were they over these past months when the initiative was being discussed?”

He has a point. Issue 2 goes into effect on Thursday, Dec. 7. If the fuckers don't like what the people voted for move, you don't get to force your will. Fascism at its finest!
Welcome to government dolt.

I can also drive, and just look at the regulations and costs associated with it as well even though that is also legal.

The only thing that won't be regulated in any way is abortion, and they will make sure it will all be free. That is because they want us all dead.

Wakey, wakey.
 

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