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Contact the Ballot Petition Committee for the "Ohio Alternative Treatment Amendment" and volunteer your time, talents, resources to make medical marihuana a reality here in Ohio.



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Medical Marijuana News

One of the questions often asked is about marijuana and smoking.  Contrary to public perception there is no relationship between smoking marijuana and lung cancer.  This has been established by one of the largest lung cancer studies ever conducted by Donald Tashkin of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years.  You can find the supporting news articles on the Washington Post and WEBMD websites.

One more item of interest is that cannabis (AKA marijuana) can actually help those with asthma.  In technical terms marijuana acts as a bronco-dialator.  I have personal knowledge of this from my own family member who has used smoked marijuana for asthma relief.

Now Georgine DiMaria, 24, former Miss New Jersey,  has stepped in to fight for the legalization of medical marijuana. DiMaria said as a child her asthma was so severe that it left her bedridden, forcing her to be homeschooled.  She has said that using marijuana was medically beneficial to her.  DiMaria has also been an advocate and promoted lung health for six years and was recognized by the American Lung Association for her outstanding efforts.

The Ohio Patient Network suggests that those suffering from asthma who are considering marijuana as an adjunct to the treatment should consider vaporization and inform their doctor.