Ohio House to vote on proposal to legalize medical marijuana

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COLUMBUS The Ohio House is preparing to vote on a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the state.

The fast-tracked bill would bar patients from smoking the substance but allow them to use it in vapor form.

Under the legislation, a nine-member Medical Marijuana Control Commission would set the rules for cultivating, distributing and licensing cannabis. Communities could opt out of hosting dispensaries. Employers who want to maintain drug-free workplaces would be protected from liability.

Rep. Kirk Schuring chairs the House committee that approved the bill last week ...

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