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State Senator Seeks To Legalize MMJ In Ohio
Posted by CN Staff on May 20, 2008 at 14:36:56 PT
By William Hershey, Staff Writer
Source: Dayton Daily News 
Columbus, OH -- State Sen. Tom Roberts wants Ohioans to be able to smoke marijuana legally to ease their pain. Roberts, D-Trotwood, is to unveil details of his proposed Ohio Medical Compassion Act at a press conference here on Wednesday, May 21."Our laws should reflect the latest in medical research, which has shown that medical cannabis has a variety of benefits for treating pain, nausea and other symptoms related to a wide range of disease," Roberts said in a prepared statement.
The plan would set up a state regulated system of care. The Health and Agriculture Departments would be authorized to set up an advisory board to: Consider granting medicinal use of cannabis in cases of debilitated medical conditions. Consider applications for and renewals of registry identification cards for qualified patients and primary caregivers. Provide recommendations for the safe use and efficient growing of medicinal cannabis."In an era of scientific breakthroughs and medical advances, patients should not be put in the position of choosing between living a normal life and living a healthy life," Roberts said.Sen. Kevin Coughlin, R-Cuyahoga Falls, chairman of the Health, Human Services and Aging Committee, gave the proposal a polite, but chilly reception."I think they've got a long way to go to convert me," Coughlin said. "I am going to give the proponents of the bill an opportunity to be heard in a hearing in committee."According to a press release, these states have decriminalized penalties for the medicinal use of cannabis: Alaska; California; Colorado; Hawaii; Maine; Montana; Nevada; New Mexico; Oregon; Vermont; Rhode Island and Washington.Source: Dayton Daily News (OH)Author: William Hershey, Staff WriterPublished: Tuesday, May 20, 2008Copyright: 2008 Dayton Daily NewsContact: edletter daytondailynews.comWebsite: http://www.daytondailynews.com/CannabisNews Medical Marijuana Archiveshttp://cannabisnews.com/news/list/medical.shtml
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Comment #6 posted by FoM on May 22, 2008 at 09:27:33 PT
Medical Marijuana Bill Proposed in Ohio
May 21, 2008http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/08/05/21/medical_marijuana.html
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Comment #5 posted by FoM on May 21, 2008 at 18:21:07 PT
Ohio Medical Marijuana Poll
http://www.daytondailynews.com/n/content/oh/story/news/local/2008/05/20/ddn052008marijuanaweb.html#poll
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Comment #4 posted by Storm Crow on May 21, 2008 at 15:06:16 PT
Those polls....
The first one is at 75% YES.The second one is a bit lower- 70% YESBut still- 20 years ago, it was almost unthinkable- "Marijuana for medical use?- Balderdash!" Times are changing for the better for MMJ.So go on over and vote! It'll take you all of 3 minutes (even on a slow computer like mine!). Let YOUR voice be heard!
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Comment #3 posted by FoM on May 21, 2008 at 13:44:14 PT
Two Ohio Medical Marijuana Polls
The polls are on the right side towards the bottom of the pages.http://www.nbc4i.com/midwest/cmh/home.htmlhttp://www.10tv.com/live/content/index.html
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Comment #2 posted by FoM on May 21, 2008 at 10:37:12 PT
Medical Marijuana Bill Proposed In Ohio
Wednesday, May 21, 2008http://www.10tv.com/live/content/local/stories/2008/05/21/ohio_marijuana.html?sid=102
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Comment #1 posted by FoM on May 20, 2008 at 14:39:56 PT
Just a Comment
I haven't felt pride in my state because of how the vote went down in the Primary but this helps a lot.
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