As Ohioans head to the polls on November 7, the state faces a critical decision on cannabis legalization with Issue 2 on the ballot. However, not everyone is on board with the idea, as legislators express concerns about the potential consequences. Senate President Matt Huffman argues that mental health crises and teenage suicides may follow if Issue 2 is approved, pledging to revisit and potentially repeal the law if it passes. Meanwhile, Republican lawmakers introduce Senate Resolution 216, outlining their concerns about legalization’s impact on health, safety, and the workplace. The bill’s contentious claims include the assertion that cannabis is a gateway drug and that it leads to opioid use disorder. Supporters of cannabis reform argue for its regulation and taxation, citing potential economic benefits. With early voting underway, Ohio faces a pivotal decision that could reshape the state’s cannabis landscape.