Stories tagged with: Medical Marijuana

May 11, 2016 - 3:53am
2 weeks 3 days ago
The Ohio House has passed a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the state. The fast-tracked bill would bar patients from smoking the substance but allow them to use it in vapor form. They could not grow it at home. Under the legislation, a nine member medical marijuana control commission would set rules for cultivating, distributing and licensing cannabis. Communities could opt out of hosting dispensaries. Employers who want to maintain drug-free workplaces would be protected from...
April 18, 2016 - 6:04pm
5 weeks 4 days ago

Freelance Petitioner Debby Hill was set up outside on Monday by the Y-Bridge collecting signatures from local residents.

“I’ve been collecting signatures today on the new medical marijuana petition. It’s a great petition, it has been put out by the Grass Roots Group called ‘Ohioans for Medical Marijuana’, “ said Hill.

Hill said she has already been to Morgan, Fairfield, and Athens County collecting signatures. She also said they need a large...

April 13, 2016 - 2:03pm
6 weeks 2 days ago

The legalization of medical marijuana is moving forward in Ohio, as state lawmakers are expected to reveal a new bill.

House leaders met Wednesday to discuss the findings of a legislative task force that's been examining the pros and cons of legalizing medical marijuana in the state.

A key issue still at hand is whether to allow cannabis to be prescribed in smokable form. CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, said this proposed amendment has already been approved by...

January 14, 2016 - 7:29pm
19 weeks 1 day ago

 State lawmakers are examining potential steps to address a statewide issue that Ohioans voted against in the fall.

The Ohio House has put together a Task Force to examine if the legislators should be taking another look at the medical marijuana legislation. We talked to the CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel who said the issue should ultimately be determined by science and doctors.

"My position is the position of a lot of people in Ohio, put it through...

November 13, 2015 - 4:06pm
28 weeks 4 hours ago

The recent defeat of Issue 3 has prompted Ohio legislators to take a serious look into medical marijuana.

The use of marijuana for medicinal use is hot topic among the Republican majority in The Ohio Statehouse. State Representative, Brian Hill, said potential legislation is currently under discussion, but CEO of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, thinks the decision to legalize marijuana for medicinal use in Ohio should be left up to someone else.

"I don't believe...

February 28, 2013 - 12:17pm
3 years 12 weeks ago

Anti-drug groups prepare for a fight to keep a possible medical marijuana amendment from passing.

The issue could make the ballot as early as November and one drug prevention specialist spent time at the State House in Columbus taking part in an event to get educated about the drug.

Muskingum Behavioral Health's Steve Carrel  said that the issue shouldn't be put to a public vote. Instead, he said marijuana for medical purposes needs to be put through testing.

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