Following Ohio's legalization of medical marijuana, the city of Cleveland is joining among 50 others within the state to put a hold on the forthcoming marijuana industry. Though Ohio legalized the use of medical marijuana, these cities have prevented marijuana businesses from opening by placing a moratorium on marijuana sales permits and licenses. Cleveland City Council voted last week to pass a one-year moratorium on the marijuana businesses, though other moratoriums are anywhere from six-months to two-years. Ohio's coming medical marijuana legalization will take time to implement, meaning these cities could decided to allow marijuana businesses in the future. All cities participating in the medical marijuana industry must have their programs running by September 2018.
The legislation approved Monday by the Cleveland City Council calls for a one-year moratorium. More than 50 Ohio cities have approved similar moratoriums that vary in length from six months to two years. More cities are expected to follow suit