Ohio could soon become the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana.
The Ohio House approved a bill this week that would legalize marijuana use for people with certain qualifying medical conditions and a doctor’s recommendation, Cleveland.com reported.
“I am absolutely convinced that there is therapeutic value in medical marijuana,” said a local Republican.
The bill would legalize marijuana use for patients with at least one qualifying medical condition. Smoking marijuana would not be permitted. Parents who are patients would not lose their children for possessing or using marijuana.
Ohioans for Medical Marijuana will continue campaigning for their ballot initiative, which is backed by the Marijuana Policy Project, a national non-profit. OMM’s initiative comprises of several more qualifying conditions than the House bill, and also allows patients to smoke and grow their own marijuana.