medical marijuana

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One of the three people who plan  to build a medical marijuana campus in Southwest Ohio thinks the drug can be used to treat one of the state’s biggest problems – opioid abuse.

Jimmy Gould, an investor who also served on the task force that developed Ohio’s medical marijuana law, thinks pot can be used to relieve symptoms of withdrawal from opioid use. Under Ohio’s new law, medical marijuana isn’t approved for that purpose; Gould thinks it should be.

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Two of the people who played a big part in the marijuana legalization plan rejected by Ohio voters in 2015 are planning to take a key role in Ohio’s new medical marijuana program.

ResponsibleOhio backers Jimmy Gould and Ian James plan to partner with Cincinnati developer Bill Brisbane to develop a medical marijuana campus. Gould says the trio plans to get licenses to grow and process medical marijuana in Wilmington in southwest Ohio.

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BROOKINGS INSTITUTION

The city of Eastlake is considering a proposal for a medical marijuana plant. It comes from Buckeye Relief, which would build and license the operation.

Eastlake Mayor Dennis Morley says the plant will be good for the city and or employment.

Kasich signs water-testing bill
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A slew of bills that in other years might have been too controversial to touch not only got hearings at the Statehouse this year. They passed.

For six years, Janet Folger Porter of Faith 2 Action tried to get lawmakers to pass what’s known as the “Heartbeat Bill’, a plan that makes abortion illegal at the point a fetal heartbeat is detected. That can be as early as six weeks into a pregnancy.

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Ohio's pharmacy board has released a first draft of rules for who can sell medical marijuana.

The state would permit up to 40 medical marijuana dispensaries. The cost of a dispensary license would be $80,000 every two years.

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