Governor Has Signed A Medical Marijuana Law, What's Next?
Gov. John Kasich has signed the medical marijuana bill into law. But Statehouse reporter Andy Chow says that was just the beginning.
A committee known as the Medical Marijuana Control Program will have two years to make the rules about marijuana growth and distribution.
But Democratic Senator Kenny Yuko of the Cleveland area says Ohioans should be able to legally carry marijuana for medicinal purposes by the beginning of September.
All they need to do is get their official recommendation from their doctor and go to a state that already legally distributes marijuana.
Yuko: “Michigan or Pennsylvania. Get the product, come home, we’ll protect them with that card from law enforcement harassing them until we get our dispensaries up and running.”
Aaron Marshall with Ohioans for Medical Marijuana believes the dispensary system could be in place by the end of next year.