Category: Press Releases

Ohio Medical Marijuana Law Officially Takes Effect

Patients with qualifying medical conditions will receive legal protections as state initiates process of establishing a regulated system of medical marijuana production and distribution COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio’s new medical marijuana law officially took effect Thursday, September 8. Patients with qualifying medical conditions will receive limited legal protections from laws prohibiting marijuana possession, as several state…

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Patients Would Face New Hurdles, Low Access Under Senate Medical Marijuana Bill

COLUMBUS, OH—Today, the Ohio Senate’s State and Local Government Committee accepted a substitute version of House Bill 523, the narrow and restrictive medical marijuana legislation passed last week out of the Ohio House of Representatives. “This latest version includes a series of high-cost requirements that will effectively keep many patients from being able to access…

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Patients Lose Under House Medical Marijuana Vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With the Ohio House voting to approve legislation purporting to offer patients access to medical marijuana, Ohioans for Medical Marijuana released a statement rejecting the narrow measure. “It’s a shame lawmakers couldn’t have made history with a vote on a substantive and meaningful medical marijuana bill,” said Aaron Marshall, spokesman for Ohioans…

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Patients Still Lose Under Latest Medical Marijuana Plan From Ohio Legislature

COLUMBUS, Ohio — As state lawmakers unveiled a revised version of HB 523, Ohioans for Medical Marijuana released a statement expressing disappointment with the narrow and restrictive substitute bill. “The latest version fails to address the critical flaws in the bill that significantly restrict patient access,” said Aaron Marshall, spokesman for Ohioans for Medical Marijuana….

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Potential Medical Marijuana Patients Show Support for Ohioans for Medical Marijuana

Ohio residents with debilitating conditions voice concerns about the medical marijuana bill proposed by state legislators CLEVELAND, Ohio — Cleveland-area patients who would be helped by a medical marijuana ballot initiative appeared Tuesday at a Cleveland news conference to show their support for the Ohioans for Medical Marijuana campaign.   Amanda Candow, a Mentor woman who suffers…

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Ohioans for Medical Marijuana Offers Detailed Response to HB 523

COLUMBUS, Ohio — With Statehouse hearings continuing over the narrow medical marijuana proposal known as HB 523, Ohioans for Medical Marijuana released a memo highlighting the measure’s shortcomings. The 12-point list outlines serious concerns that Ohioans for Medical Marijuana has with the legislation including provisions that seem to tie doctors’ hands with needless red tape,…

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