Marijuana

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December 17, 2021

Ohio Senate okays medical marijuana for conditions including arthritis, autism and migraines

Senators overwhelmingly approved a bill to expand Ohio’s medical marijuana program to other conditions, some of which were rejected for medical pot by state regulators in the past.
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December 15, 2021

Ohio Senate OKs Bill to Expand Medical Marijuana Program

More Ohio dispensaries could sell medical marijuana, cultivators could grow more of it, and more conditions would qualify for using it under legislation passed Wednesday by the Republican-led state Senate.
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November 14, 2021

'That stigma can be broken': Ohio veteran touts medical marijuana as bill aims to expand program

Robert Kowalski used to take 22 pills a day to combat pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and other conditions stemming from years of military service.
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October 12, 2021

House Republicans announce bill to legalize marijuana in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — House Republicans are taking a hit at legalizing marijuana in Ohio.
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August 11, 2020

City managers move to place marijuana decriminalization on Council agenda

PORTSMOUTH — During the city manager’s conference Monday, Portsmouth City Council voted 5-0 to request a change in the city ordinances which would decriminalize possession of marijuana for amounts under 200 grams, bringing it to a first reading at the next council meeting.
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April 8, 2020

Whether marijuana helps with pain is unclear, study suggests

Daily users with severe pain report worsening health
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January 28, 2019

Ohio Hoping New Medical Marijuana Law Will Ease Its Opioid Crisis

The headline above sounds similar to a passage from Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young’s anti-war song “Ohio,” which chronicled the shooting deaths of four students at Kent State University nearly 50 years ago. But it’s actually a description of what is happening today in the Buckeye State, where opioid overdoses are killing people in large numbers. Ohio is among the top five states with the highest rates of opioid-related overdose deaths.
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