Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Resubmits Summary Language in Ohio

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<![CDATA[Columbus, OH – PRESS RELEASE – The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol resubmitted their summary language for an initiated statute legalizing the adult use of marijuana to the Ohio Attorney General’s office on Aug. 13.The initial summary language was rejected by the Ohio Attorney General earlier this month.RELATED: Ohio Attorney General Delivers Blow to Coalition’s Push for Adult-Use Cannabis“We appreciate the Attorney General’s feedback on our initial filing, and have fully addressed the issues flagged in this updated filing” said spokesman Tom Haren. “We look forward to beginning the signature collection process upon approval of our summary language by the Attorney General.”RELATED: Group Launches Effort to ‘Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol’ in OhioFor consumers, the proposed law:Legalizes and regulates the cultivation, manufacture, testing and sale of marijuana and marijuana products to adults aged 21 and up.  Legalizes home grow for adults aged 21 or older with a limit of 6 plants per person and 12 plants per household.Haren believes everyone should support the robust regulatory and taxation system. While regular state and local sales taxes will also apply, included is a 10% cannabis tax rate on adult-use sales that would be allocated as follows:36% of the tax will support social equity and jobs programs – if passed, it is estimated this could generate $150 million or more annually for social equity and jobs programs in Ohio.36% to provide funding for communities who host adult-use cannabis dispensaries – if passed, it is estimated this could generate $150 million or more annually for the communities who have adult-use dispensaries. 25% to fund education and treatment for individuals with addiction issues – if passed, this statute could generate $104 million or more annually to research and treat substance abuse in Ohio.3% to the Division of Cannabis Control to fund the regulatory and administrative costs of…

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