medical marijuana

Ohioans looking for medical marijuana this fall may not be able to get the drug legally right away.

Doctors in the state will be able to give patients written certification that they can use marijuana in certain forms starting in September.  However, actually finding the drug through legal channels will be a challenge.

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OHIO STATEHOUSE

Ohioans looking for medical marijuana this fall may not be able to get the drug as soon as it becomes legal in September.

Doctors in the state will be able to give patients written certification that they can use marijuana in certain forms starting in September.  However, actually finding the drug through legal channels will be a challenge.

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JO INGLES / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Medical marijuana has been signed into law in Ohio, but that’s just the first step towards actually implementing a process to make its distribution in Ohi legal. 

Democratic Sen. Kenny Yuko of the Cleveland area is celebrating. After 13 years of working on the issue, his hope of legalizing medical marijuana has been achieved.

“When I was first approached in 2003 about medical marijuana by my physician, I took it with a smirk and a smile because I had never put those two words together,” Yuko said.

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WIKIMEDIA

An organization that wanted voters in November to pass a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana has halted its campaign, leaving the question of whether the effort will resurface later. A political scientist provides some possible answers.

When Ohioans for Medical Marijuana suspended its campaign and signature gathering efforts this past weekend, spokesman Aaron Marshall said part of the reason was that state lawmakers had passed their own medical-marijuana plan. And then there was the other reason.

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FLICKR

The campaign is over for a group that was pushing a constitutional amendment that would have legalized medical marijuana in Ohio and that was critical of the bill to legalize medical pot that the Legislature passed on Wednesday. 

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