Ohio Medical Marijuana Plan Heads To Gov. Kasich Desk!

Ohio could soon become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana if Gov. John Kasich signs a plan passed Wednesday. By a margin of just three votes, senators approved legalizing medical marijuana while still prohibiting smoking and growing marijuana at home. The close vote showed how divided Ohio lawmakers remain on marijuana, even for medical purposes. But in the end, a majority wanted …

Ohio Patients: We want medical marijuana

J.P.’s story: ‘We are out of options’ Sue Schneider of Indian Hill and her son J.P. (Photo: The Enquirer/Kareem Elgazzar) If you smoke marijuana, you might be labelled a stoner or criminal. But a number of people across Ohio want a different title: patient. Ohio could soon become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana either through a law, a constitutional …

CBD: QC Infusion

Nic Balzer is using his savings to start a marijuana-related business – before the drug is even legalized in Ohio.It’s a risk Balzer and partner Robert Ryan started taking on last year, prior to a failed ballot initiative to legalize marijuana for recreational use. The duo’s Cincinnati company, QC Infusion. They attended a marijuana business conference the day after the …

Ohio Pharmacy Board Would Run Medical Marijuana Program Under Bill Changes

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Patients would be allowed to use medical marijuana from other states while Ohio sets up its own program, under changes made to a bill moving quickly through the General Assembly. House Bill 523 would allow people with certain medical conditions to buy and use marijuana with permission of an Ohio-licensed physician. The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee …

In Ohio, a Whopping 90% of Voters Are Behind Legalizing MMJ!

Legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio has overwhelming support among voters for a proposed MMJ ballot measures this November, according to new polling numbers from Quinnipiac University. In Ohio, a whopping 90% of voters are behind legalizing MMJ, the poll showed. The Marijuana Policy Project, who is working with Ohioans for Medical Marijuana (OMM) has an initiative in the works …

Ohio Major Step Closer To Legalizing Medical Marijuana!

By Laura A. Bischoff Columbus bureau The push to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio took a historic step forward on Tuesday when the House voted 71-26 in favor of a bill that would authorize doctors to recommend pot use to their patients. The House-backed plan would not allow home grow or smoking medical marijuana, would let local jurisdictions block it …

House Passes Medical Marijuana Plan In Historic Vote!

By: Jessie Balmert of Cincinnati.com COLUMBUS – In a first for Ohio legislators, House lawmakers passed a plan to legalize medical marijuana after a lengthy debate and hand wringing on both sides of the aisle. After years of opposing plans to legalize marijuana, medicinal or otherwise, House lawmakers passed a plan 71-26 Tuesday. Members of GOP-controlled House – under pressure from two medical marijuana efforts shooting …

Springfield lawmaker to host forum on medical marijuana bill Monday May 9th

By Matt Sanctis A Springfield lawmaker will host a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Monday, seeking input from area residents about proposed legislation to legalize medical marijuana. Ohio House members could vote on House Bill 523 as early as next week. If approved, it would allow patients to use marijuana for medical purposes but would still prohibit growing or selling …

Ohio Medical Marijuana Bill Advances, But Activists Are Not Celebrating

By Kristen Gwynne A revised bill to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio cleared a House panel on Thursday, readying the proposed legislation for a House vote next week. Despite the legislative victory, Ohioans for Medical Marijuana, a group working to put their own medical marijuana initiative for the November ballot, takes issue with the legislature’s restrictive plan. An amendment requiring …

Can Ohio lawmakers stop efforts to put medical marijuana on the ballot?

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio lawmakers working on a medical marijuana bill have two difficult tasks ahead of them — persuade their conservative colleagues to approve legislation and convince voters their solution is better than a ballot initiative. Most lawmakers in the GOP-controlled General Assembly don’t like the idea of legalizing marijuana for any use. But all signs indicate Ohioans would …