Ohio Governor John Kasich Signs Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Into Law

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Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed into law legislation (House Bill 523) that makes Ohio the next state to legalize the medical use of cannabis and cannabis medicines. The governor’s signature comes roughly two weeks after the measure was passed in the House of Representatives 67 to 28, which followed an 18 to 15 vote in the Senate.

Under the new law, those who receive a recommendation from a physician will be allowed to purchase, possess and use cannabis and cannabis medicines. Although smoking cannabis would unfortunately remain prohibited, vaporizing cannabis would be allowed, as would ingesting it through a variety of other methods such as oils, tinctures and edibles.

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Medical Cannabis Legalization Bill Passed by Ohio Legislature, Sent to Governor Kasich

medcanptsdOhio’s full legislature has now given approval to legislation (House Bill 523) that would legalize the possession, use and state-licensed distribution of cannabis based medicines for medical use. The vote in the House of Representatives was 67 to 28, while the Senate passed the bill with an 18 to 15 vote.

The measure now goes to Governor John Kasich for consideration; Kasich has the option of signing it into law, vetoing it, or allowing it to become law without his signature. If it does become law, those who receive a recommendation from a physician would be able to use and possess cannabis medicines such as edibles and tinctures. Patients would also be able to vape cannabis, though smoking would unfortunately remain prohibited.

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