Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th District) questions Attorney General Jeff Sessions on America’s marijuana laws and Session’s infamous quote “good people don’t smoke marijuana.”
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The landscape has changed since Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio’s medical marijuana bill one year ago today. But much remains the same.
On Sept. 23, 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced eight appointments to the 14-member state Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.
On Sept. 8, 2016, medical marijuana will become legal in Ohio, with the date established when Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 523 on June 7, 2016.
On Aug. 22, 2016, the Ohio Controlling Board, a bipartisan panel that handles adjustments to the state budget, voted to transfer $1.8 million from the Emergency Purposes Fund to the Medical Marijuana Control Program Fund, as requested by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management.
WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Late on Wednesday night, the Ohio Legislature passed a medical cannabis (marijuana) bill, HB 523, which would create a system of retail distribution in the state. The bill passed by a vote of 18-15 in the Senate, followed shortly by a 67-28 vote in the House.
On May 25, 2016, the Ohio State Senate voted to approve a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state. According to The Columbus Dispatch, the bill passed by the skin of its teeth, with 18 senators voting in favor and 15 voting against.
The Republican-controlled Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a medical marijuana bill 71-26. The bill, however, would not allow medical users to smoke marijuana or to grow it at home. Patients would have to use a vaporizer, and prescription users would not be allowed to keep more than 90 days’ worth of marijuana.
On April 11, 2016, Vireo Health of New York, one of the five licensed medical marijuana providers in New York, announced that it had invited all five presidential candidates to tour its medical cannabis cultivation and lab facilities at Tryon Technology Park in Perth, New York.
On Nov. 3, 2015, Ohio voters will have the opportunity to amend the Ohio Constitution to legalize medical and adult recreational use of marijuana in the state. But even if Issue 3 passes, the future of legal marijuana is far from certain in Ohio.
ResponsibleOhio’s Marijuana Legalization Initiative is confronting an unusual storm of opposition from sources that include not only the expected opponents, but also organizations that have long worked for legalization. Friends are giving friends the cold shoulder on this one.