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Medical Marijuana Gaining Strength In Ohio

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For Immediate Release:

Medical Marijuana Gaining Strength In Ohio

The Ohio Patient Network (OPN), a 501- C3, celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2011 with renewed enthusiasm and resolve to see medical marijuana become legitimate medicine in the State of Ohio. With a new Governor, we can realistically foresee the issue coming up for serious debate in the 2011-2012 session of the Ohio Legislature.

After some internal changes and tough decisions over the last year, the Ohio Patient Network has reorganized into a powerful, strategic and effective vehicle for change.

“We are excited and dedicated to moving forward this year, and for however long it takes to achieve our goals and serve the interests of medical marijuana patients across the state.”  Says Tonya Davis, President of OPN.

The Ohio Medical Compassion Act continues to gain legislative support and will be introduced as promised in the House by State Representatives  Kenny Yuko (D) Cleveland and  Bob Hagan (D) Youngstown.  With a growing coalition of patients, activists and reform organizations from across the state, the passage of this bill is now closer than ever.

The Year Ahead:

In 2011, the Ohio Patient Network is working to introduce medical marijuana legislation into the Ohio Legislature and gain at least two committee hearings, with the aid of  Ohio Drug Policy Alliance and former Legislator Ed Orlet.  The Ohio Patient Network will bring public attention to the issue of medical marijuana via TV, radio and print media.   OPN will continue building a coalition of partnerships with influential individuals and organizations within the state of Ohio. The organization will also move forward to work with other Midwestern activists dedicated to supporting marijuana legislation and will continue to garner support for city medical marijuana resolutions and  voter initiative’s. Join with us if you want to change  marijuana drug policy and bring common sense to Ohio.

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Last Updated on Friday, 11 February 2011 03:16  

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