18.06.16

Backers Drop Medical Cannabis Tally Concern

A nationwide group has dropped its effort to put a medical marijuana issue on the fall ballot.

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports

It was a surprise move, made less than 72 hours after lawmakers passed a medical marijuana costs and prior to Gov. John Kasich signed it into law. Aaron Marshall, a spokesperson for a group that’s been collecting signatures to put a medical cannabis tally problem before voters this fall, revealed Ohioans for Marijuana delivery Los Angeles was suspending its campaign.

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18.06.16

Senate votes to waive medical cannabis costs for veterans

Veterans who qualify to access medical marijuana through the state's dispensary program would no longer have to pay annual registration fees under a rider that the Senate tacked onto its fiscal 2017 budget Tuesday night.

The change was sponsored by Sens. Jason Lewis and Vinny deMacedo, both members of a Senate panel that developed policy suggestions for the state to consider if voters approve a proposed November 2018 ballot concern that would legalize the adult use of cannabis.

"This would be a useful step in making it more budgets friendly to obtain access to medical cannabis for veterans," Lewis told the News Service. "We recognize it wouldn't solve the whole problem."

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18.06.16

A GOP congressman states he used medical cannabis

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) just made a striking admission: Speaking to a group of marijuana activists on Capitol Hill, Rohrabacher said he had actually recently relied on medical marijuana to help deal with arthritis pain, and it worked.

Two weeks earlier, Rohrabacher stated, he attempted a topical wax-based cannabis treatment. That night, it was "the very first time in a year and a half that I had a good night s sleep because the arthritis pain was gone," Rohrabacher said.

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