The fall of 2021 was eventful when it comes to Ohio marijuana reform proposals. Two major bills were introduced in the Ohio General Assembly, and a voter-initiated statute campaign collected enough signatures to be sent to the General Assembly for considerations. Yet, despite polling suggesting public support for these kinds of reforms, the Ohio political leadership appears unlikely to advance adult-use legalization in 2022. Please join us for a panel of experts and policy advocates as they discuss the future of marijuana legalization in Ohio as a matter of politics and policy, including the arguments for and against reform and the possible consequences of action or inaction on the part of Ohio General Assembly.
Ohio Representative Ron Ferguson
Thomas Haren, Partner and Cannabis Practice Chair, Frantz Ward
Helen Mac Murray, Partner, Mac Murray & Shuster
Cat Packer, Former Executive Director, Department of Cannabis Regulation for the City of Los Angeles
Jodi Salvo, Director of Substance Use Prevention Services, OhioGuidestone
Benton Bodamer, Member, Dickinson Wright