At the stroke of midnight, recreational marijuana became legal in Ohio.

Voters approved last month that adults 21 and older are allowed to use and grow cannabis.

However, Ohio Republicans may be putting the brakes on it.

On Monday, Ohio Senate Republicans proposed banning at-home growing, increasing the substance’s tax rate, and altering how those taxes get distributed.

The ballot measure, dubbed Issue 2, passed on the Nov. 7 election with 57% of the vote - but since it is a citizen’s vote, the legislature is allowed to make tweaks to the law.

  • @shiftymccool
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    695 months ago

    The people have spoken, the politicians need to sit down and shut up… especially the republican ones. Who keeps voting these assholes into office anyway?

    • @Candelestine@lemmy.world
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      385 months ago

      Gerrymanders, mostly. If we played ball the way they did, first off nobody should vote for us then because we’d be assholes too, but also, they’d disappear in a puff of smoke.

      It’s a pleasant daydream sometimes, but we’d be selling our souls to corruption just to win, which probably wouldn’t end well.

    • originalucifer
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      185 months ago

      rural people and the the god-fearing. look at the maps, there is a reason they have to gerrymander.

      it takes less human density to be capable of the lack of empathy of which conservatives exemplify.

      • @chitak166@lemmy.world
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        it takes less human density to be capable of the lack of empathy of which conservatives exemplify.

        Lol, what? If anything, my time in the city has shown my firsthand how being around more people makes each one matter less.

        • Aniki 🌱🌿
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          165 months ago

          Think you need to make more friends.

            • Aniki 🌱🌿
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              Nice strawman. I’m not for the city life. I live in the boondocks. But I’m an old man, did my time in some of the biggest cities in the world, and never once felt like a nobody because of how many people I knew when I lived there. I never felt more connected to people than when I lived in a city.

              • @KevonLooney
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                You have to like people to live in a city. If you don’t, you’ll go crazy. Because there’s so many people.

                Also, lol at anyone who mentions “the city”. You know they’re just talking about the local 10,000 person tiny town.

        • @Furedadmins@lemmy.world
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          15 months ago

          People can’t be vested in more dense areas, true. You can’t care about every individual you see. But you also don’t get the hate and dehumanization of other groups nearly as much since everyone is on your tribe.