Join us for a Community Conversation at noon on Wednesday, Oct. 25 about Issue 2 and the proposed legalization of recreational marijuana on the ballot this November.

Community Impact Editor Nick Hrkman and reporter Avery Kreemer will co-host a panel discussion from experts and advocates from around the state. Panelists include:

  • Ohio Sen. Steve Huffman, representing the 5th district
  • Desiree Tims, President of Innovation Ohio
  • Thomas Haren, Chair of the Cannabis Group at Frantz Ward Attorneys
  • Dr. Gogi Kumar, division chief of neurology at Dayton Children’s
  • Professor Douglas Berman of OSU’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center

You can watch the Community Conversation live on the Dayton Daily News Facebook page.

What questions do you have about Issue 2? Send them to or ask them during the livestream.

Community Conversations is a Dayton Daily News series of moderated panel discussions on topics important to the region. Watch the September Community Conversation about our water quality, August Community Conversation about back-to-school concerns, July Community Conversation about Issue 1, the June Community Conversation about AI, the May Community Conversation about childcare crisis, the April Community Conversation about the digital divide, the March Community Conversation about challenges and opportunities for women in the Miami Valley, the February Community Conversation about Black History Month, and the January Community Conversation about the 2023 regional economic outlook.