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Medical Marijuana Gets Strong Push in Ohio

Is medical marijuana legalization inevitable in Ohio? It is starting to look that way.

Opponents are in the minority, and are fighting a two-front war against a growing ballot initiative, and direct action by the state legislature.

Rep. Bob Hagan (D) has introduced legislation that would allow patients to grow their own medicine or designate a caregiver to grow their marijuana for them. Similar laws exist in 21 other states, and more are joining them.

If the lawmakers don’t do it, the people may, as advocacy groups are gearing up for petition drives that would put a medical marijuana initiative on the November ballot. The Ohio Cannabis Rights Amendment would allow approved patients to grow marijuana and give farmers the right to produce hemp. [Read More...]

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher

Rob Meagher, CBE’s Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief is a 30 year veteran of the media world. His career has spanned from stints representing the Washington Post, USA Weekend, Reader’s Digest, Financial World & Corporate Finance to the technology world where he worked at International Data Group and Ziff Davis where he was part of the launch team for The Web Magazine, Yahoo Internet Life, Smart Business and Expedia Travels before starting his own marketing and Publisher’s Representative Firm. He also ran all print and online media sales and marketing for the Society for Human Resource Management before partnering with Forbes and then Fortune to create Special Sections covering a variety of topics. Rob, who started CBE Press in 2014, can be contacted at [email protected]

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