Which is why the group has changed course, as they announced today, to a plan that better mirrors well-established policies in laws in states like Oregon.
The short and long of it is this: the new ballot language would allow for home growing. Via Cleveland.com:
Pro-pot group ResponsibleOhio announced Tuesday it plans to allow adults age 21 and older to grow marijuana at home in a revised proposal to legalize the drug in Ohio for personal and medical use.The group is in the midst of its signature-gathering phase with the updated language, which will then be submitted to Mike DeWine's office, before further signature-gathering fun in order to certify the amendment for November. This is a huge nice step in the right direction.
The group also plans to lower its proposed tax rate at retail locations from 15 percent to 5 percent.
"After extensive conversations with experts and concerned citizens across the state and nation, ResponsibleOhio has decided to include regulated and limited home growing as a part of our amendment," ResponsibleOhio Spokesperson Lydia Bolander said in a press release. "Combined with a lower tax rate for consumers, these changes will make our communities safer by smothering the black market."