Ohio House Passes Medical Cannabis Legalization Legislation in 71 to 26 Vote

Medical MarijuanaHouse Bill 523, a legislative proposal to legalize the medical use of cannabis medicines, has been given approval by Ohio’s full House of Representatives. The vote was 71 to 26.

The bill, which now moves to the Senate, would make the possession, use and retail distribution of cannabis and cannabis products legal for those who receive a recommendation from a physician. Smoking cannabis would remain prohibited – something which has rightfully drawn the ire of medical cannabis advocates and potential patients – though vaporizing would be allowed, as would consumption through edibles, tinctures and other methods such as topicals.

The full text of the measure – which was introduced by Republican State Representative Stephen Huffman – can be found by clicking here.

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