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Kasich Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana, Ballot Initiative Cancelled

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Kasich Signs Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana, Ballot Initiative Cancelled

By the end of summer, people suffering from chronic and painful ailments will have access to marijuana for palliative treatment. Ohio is now the 26th state to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Gov. John Kasich signed the bill into law last week, rendering a competing ballot measure somewhat irrelevant. Ohioans will be able to bring […]

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House Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega House Passes Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Patients with severe, debilitating illnesses might have legal access to marijuana as early as this summer. House bill 523, introduced late last month, passed the House this week with a bipartisan vote of 71-26. The marijuana debate has gone on for years, and Ohioans have seen several ballot initiatives start up to legalize the drug […]

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Legalization Effort Proposes New Amendment for 2016 Ballot

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Legalization Effort Proposes New Amendment for 2016 Ballot

Originating from a rift within Legalize Ohio 2016, two marijuana legalization advocacy groups have added new members. Grassroots Ohio, joined by some members from Legalize Ohio 2016, attempts to separate itself from other current discourse surrounding the legalization issue. Other members of LO16 have redirected their energy toward the group Ohioans for Medical Marijuana (OMM), […]

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