Excerpted from ASA's 2022 State of the States Report.

In 2023, ASA recommends that Ohio lawmakers prioritize improvements to the state’s medical cannabis while they are debating adult-use/recreational. Policymakers should tread carefully, however, because improvements made to the medical program must be separate from any new regulations or rules for adult-use/recreational. Both medical cannabis and adult-use/recreational laws can co-exist in a state, but each program and consumer base is distinct with different needs that must be addressed.

In light of the adult use/recreational laws, Ohio should also focus on passing provisions included in ASA’s Medical Cannabis Equity Checklist.

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