Ohio Medical Marijuana Bill

Ohio Medical Marijuana Bill

Rep. Robert F Hagan introduced House Bill 153 on May 2. Two Democrats, Reps. Mike Foley and Dan Ramos became co-sponsors of the Bill.

House Bill 153 would allow patients suffering from serious diseases or their caregivers to possess near seven ounces of medical marijuana and cultivate up to twelve marijuana plants.

There is nothing about medical marijuana dispensaries in the Bill. According to it caregivers should not be compensated for growing cannabis for registered patients. Caregivers must be 21 and over.

In accordance with the Bill, if a valid medical marijuana card holder from another state is found in possession of cannabis, he/she would be protected by the law.

There are some diseases qualified for medical marijuana use: cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C, ALS, Chron’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, nail patella, multiple sclerosis, any debilitating spinal cord injury or disease, mylomalacia, celiac disease, sickle cell anemia, Cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe or chronic nausea, seizures (including epilepsy), and severe or persistent muscle spasms.

The use of medical marijuana would be banned in public places.

Fox news nationwide May 2013 poll shows that 85% of USA citizens have a positive attitude towards medical marijuana use by patients with serious medical conditions.

resource: thedailychronic.net