Blue Flower

Legislative suggestions Ohio Medical Marihuana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                                                                                       3/17/2016

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Ohio Patient Network (OPN) makes the following suggestions for potential legislation for the task force & Ohio legislators to consider.  Ohio legislators have a rich source of material to draw from in the LSC historical database.  OPN suggest HB214 from Ohio’s 129th legislative session as an acceptable starting point.

·        Patient self sufficiency

     Patients are enabled to grow for self-use, with restrictions from being engaged in commerce

     Enable caregiver assistance with reasonable state authorizations

     Legal protections for patients, caregiver, suppliers and medical professionals


·        Regulated commercial medical supply

     Includes quality, safety, testing & compliance mechanisms

     Taxes to provide funding for

     Commission members and activity

     Legal oversight of commerce activity

     Supporting Medical Research


·        State Commission with regulatory oversight

     Suggest appointments made by legal, medical & law enforcement & patient advocates’ organizations.

     (Patient, Nurse, Medical, Pharmacy, Law Enforcement, Civil Rights, etc, etc)

     Have Legislators & Governor appointed commission members

     Have no restrictions on commission memberships

     (i.e. political office holder, past felon, etc)


·        Establish political Blue Ribbon panel on future of cannabis laws

     Reports, studies and recommendation to legislators.


Ohio Patient Network contact is Rob Ryan, a three time cancer survivor.

 Office 513-442-4495                                                                     email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.