Ohio Initiative Underway to Make Legal Medical Marijuana a Constitutional Right

On Saturday the Ohio Rights Group held a kickoff event to introduce their new initiative to legalize medical caORG_Text_bare-smaller-fix_0nnabis in Ohio. The group has to collect 1,000 signatures before it can make its way through the attorney general’s office. Once it does, they’ll need to collect roughly 383,000 valid signatures to put it to a vote of the people.

The initiative would legalize the possession, transportation personal cultivation and purchase of cannabis for medical purposes to those who are qualified patients. A 9-person commission, titled the Ohio Commission of Cannabis Control, would oversee specific regulations in regards to possession limits, etc.. The commission would also establish regulations for legal access points.

If passed, a large amount of conditions would qualify someone to get a doctor’s recommendation. Below is the list of conditions according to the initiative’s text, which you can read in its entirety by clicking here.

(E) Debilitating medical conditions include, but are not limited to, the following diagnoses: glaucoma; multiple congenital cartilaginous exostosis; multiple sclerosis; nail-patella syndrome; positive status for human immunodeficiency virus and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS); Alzheimer’s disease; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis; cancer; celiac disease; Crohn’s disease; hepatitis C; mylomalacia; post traumatic stress; rheumatoid arthritis; sickle cell anemia; injury or disease to the spinal cord, spinal column or vertebra; Tourette’s syndrome; a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe or chronic nausea, seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, or severe or persistent muscle spasms; depression; and any additional medical condition or its treatment that may be designated by the Commission or set forth by the General Assembly pursuant to Section 3.

Those interested in getting involved in this effort should contact the campaign by clicking here. You can also find them on Faceook.

– TheJointBlog.com

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    • Michael Petry on April 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm
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    I was diagnosed with Squamos Cell Carcinoma back in October last year. They removed a “skin tag” looking peice of skin from below my lower lip. The dermatologist said it looked like they got it all. It’s now April, only 6 months later and the growth is back on my face again. My doctor told me to contact the dermatologist again, but I do not like that idea. I know cannabis oil will work much better than their poisonous drugs and am considering moving to Colorado, if I can figure a way financially. I wanna treat it myself with cannabis oil. I know it would be a much better treatment. Gotta figure somehow someway, fuck some doctors & drugs.

    • shawna lockhart on March 25, 2013 at 8:36 am
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    I so know what you mean the drs just want to give you pain pills and they are very addicting in which if we can leagelize pot it would be so much better for people it is not habbit forming like a lot of people think it is

    • John Rutkowski on March 19, 2013 at 1:30 pm
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    My arm is broken for the fourth time. Cannabis helps me cope with pain and still function. I want to get off pills. Please help me. Thanks

      • shawna lockhart on March 25, 2013 at 8:38 am
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      im so sorry to hear that hopefully other people will listen to what you are saying and not just me

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