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Medical Marijuana Bill Passes

Thursday, May 26, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"On May 26, the Ohio General Assembly approved House Bill (HB) 523, a bill that authorizes use of medical marijuana in Ohio. The bill is on its way to Governor John Kasich’s desk to be signed into law. Once signed, Ohio will become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana.

"The Republican-controlled Senate only approved the bill with a three vote margin (18 to 15). The Ohio House concurred with Senate amendments to the bill in a whirlwind of legislative activity that preceded the Ohio General Assembly’s summer recess. Medical marijuana was an issue lawmakers wanted to settle before they recessed because they hope to avoid a more sweeping marijuana issue appearing on the statewide ballot this coming November..."

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