Ohio House approves medical marijuana bill

Capelli D'Angelo

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The Ohio House has passed a measure to legalize the vapor form of medical marijuana. According to Fox News, the bill was approved 70 to 25 and will now move onto the Senate for further debate.

The Senate will have its first hearing to review the bill Wednesday. If passed, a Medical Marijuana Control Commission will be formed to manage the new medical cannabis industry. The nine-member committee will determine regulation regarding distribution, sale and cultivation.

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Communities may opt out of opening their doors to dispensaries, and business owners can still require drug free employees. Rep. Kirk Schuring, leader of a special committee for the new bill, said that if the measure is voted in, it should be enacted by the end of May.

To read more about the proposed legislation, check out the full story.

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