The Ohio state legislature on Wednesday approved a bill that legalizes the limited use of medical cannabis, sending the bill to the governor’s desk for final approval.
The measure –dubbed House Bill 523— approved by the Ohio legislature is limited in scope. It allows for only edible, tincture, oil, or vapor forms of cannabis to be used for certain medical conditions. Use of the substance also requires a prescription from a physician.
Among the medical conditions that allow for the prescription of medical cannabis under the bill are Crohn’s disease, cancer, AIDS, chronic and severe pain, glaucoma, and epilepsy..
State Sen. Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) fought for the bill through the process and told his colleagues of its benefits.
This bill is not perfect, folks, but it’s what Ohio patients need…If we can give just one veteran comfort, if we can ease just one cancer patient’s pain, if we can save one child’s life, this bill will be worth it.