Medical marijuana proposal heads to Ohio House

By Alan Johnson The Columbus Dispatch

Faster than you could say “tetrahydrocannabinol,” an Ohio House committee approved medical marijuana legislation today, clearing the way for a likely vote by the full House on Tuesday.

House Bill 523 was quickly voted out by a special committee this morning with only two minor amendments and no discussion.

The vote culminated months of informal field hearings and formal committee hearings on legislation to allow Ohioans with qualifying illnesses and medical conditions to obtain marijuana as medicine. It could be used in a vapor form, but not smoked. It also could be taken in an edible form as long as it’s not attractive to children, as a patch, oil or other extract.

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