Ohio voters could decide next year whether the state joins the growing trend of allowing the use of marijuana for medical reasons.
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Basics of medical marijuana amendment that could face Ohio voters
- Would allow eligible Ohioans 18 and older with a qualifying medical condition to acquire, possess, and use marijuana. Children may qualify with written consent of a parent or guardian.
- Eligible individuals and organizations could grow, process and purchase therapeutic cannabis in various forms.
- Would create the Ohio Commission of Cannabis Control to regulate eligibility and issue permits for those who could buy, produce, sell and distribute.
- Would legalize industrial hemp, a low-THC strain of cannabis used to make food products, oils, and fabrics.
What do you think?
We asked followers on our Facebook page what they think of legalizing marijuana in Ohio for medical use. Here’s a look at some of the responses:
Tanya Reed Baldwin: I’ve witnessed family members dying from cancer. And the fact that they are denied legally from receiving something to ease their pain baffles me.
Neasie Whitesell-Ervin: They can legalize it, but they are not going to be able to stop other’s from selling on the street’s, they should know this by now.
Jake Wright: If you dont like it. Dont smoke it. Its really that simple!
Matt Linaberry: As long as potheads don’t impede on anything in my life, liberties, and pursuit of happiness, there’s no reason to hold back legalizing marijuana.
Dave Bevenger: Skip medical use and go straight to recreational use like Colorado…legalize freedom…!
Shane Roth: I’m 100% against this. We don’t need more potheads out there.
Darrell Wacker: The rationale for not allowing medical marijuana makes no sense. In fact, while I have never used it and won’t, it seems to me marijuana should be legalized, controlled, and taxed heavily in the same way alcohol is.