Medical Marijuana

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers approved a slew of measures yesterday before leaving for summer break.

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After nearly 20 years of trying, backers of a bill to legalize medical marijuana are celebrating it's historic passage by the Ohio legislature.

A bill to regulate medical marijuana through the Ohio Board of Pharmacy is being scrapped over concerns the setup would create an undue burden on the state.

An Ohio Senate committee has amended the House-passed bill to legalize medical marijuana use.

Ohio House Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

May 11, 2016

The Ohio House has passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana.

An Ohio House committee today approved a legislative proposal to legalize medical marijuana. 

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Ohioans with health problems who want medical marijuana are starting to take sides over which plan they support.

Supporters of medical marijuana may begin collecting signatures to put the issue on the November ballot in Ohio. 

A group seeking to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio through a proposed constitutional amendment has cleared an initial hurdle. 

Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected the summary for a statewide ballot issue seeking to legalize medical marijuana and industrial hemp.

Ohio AG Issues 4th Rejection to Medical Marijuana Group

Mar 18, 2016

Attorney General Mike DeWine has, for a fourth time, rejected one group's effort to get a medical marijuana question on Ohio's ballot. 

Another group has announced it's working to get a measure to legalize medical marijuana on the Ohio ballot.

A group that has worked successfully to pass medical marijuana laws in other states says it's proceeding with plans for a constitutional amendment in Ohio.

A group gathering petition signatures to put a marijuana legalization proposal on the ballot this year has put the effort on hold amid trouble raising money for the campaign. 

Two state senators plan to hold town hall-style forums to gather public opinion about how to proceed with the issue of legalizing medicinal marijuana use.

Some long time advocates of medical marijuana are questioning why they were not included in the Ohio House's new task force to study the subject. 

Ohio Public Radio

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger has named a task force of state lawmakers, business leaders, law enforcement groups and others to study the issue of medical marijuana.  

The future of marijuana in Ohio is uncertain after the resounding defeat of an effort to legalize cannabis for medical and recreational use in a single vote.  Few people, however, believe the fight is over.  

People who want to legalizate medical marijuana in Ohio say they are ready to vote for Issue 3, even if they don’t particularly like all of the aspects of the plan. 

FitzGerald Backs Medical Marijuana Legalization

Sep 11, 2014

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald says he supports the legalization of medical marijuana if the user is under a doctor's supervision, breaking from nearly all Republicans and many Democrats in the state who have been hesitant to endorse it.