Medical-marijuana Group Wants To Expand Ohio House Bill | The Columbus Dispatch

Our efforts are strictly limited to providing Ohios medical patients with access to medicine that will help cure their conditions, or at least ease their pain. We urge every Ohioan with compassion for the suffering of others to join us in this vital effort, Bridge said in a statement. Ohio Patients Cann would like to see its proposal merged into House Bill 33 medical-marijuana legislation sponsored by a bipartisan group of legislators that would legalize cannabis-derived medicines for those with seizure disorders. Rep. John M. Rogers, D-Mentor-on-the-Lake, one of the bills sponsors, said he met with Ohio Patients Cann but has not agreed to expand the proposal. My immediate concern is the kids who have severe epilepsy, Rogers said, noting that he was motivated to co-sponsor the bill because of the medical problems of a neighbors 11-year-old daughter. Theres about 250 children in Ohio that have similar symptoms or maladies, he said.
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