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Hearings on Medical Cannabis

The Ohio Senate and the Ohio House of Representatives will each be holding hearings concerning medical cannabis during the months of February and March 2016. Below is the schedule as it is know at the time of this writing. Please check back regularly for updates.

OHIO SENATE - Town Hall 'Listening Tour' on Medical Cannabis

Senators Dave Burke (R-Marysville) and Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) will hear testimony from physicians, patients, law enforcement, and others who want to share their thoughts at a series of Town Halls in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Toledo and possibly Columbus.

Cleveland - Saturday, January 30, 2016

Time: 10:00 am

Location: The Gerald H. Gordon Conference Pavilion at Cleveland State University. Address: 2000 Prospect Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115

Cincinnati - Thursday, February 4, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Kresge Auditorium, Medical Science Building at the University of Cincinnati

Toledo - Thursday, Feburary 11, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

Location: Scott Park Campus Auditorium at the University of Toledo


Location: All hearings will be held at the Ohio Statehouse

Hearing Dates and Times:

(all Thursdays)

  • 1/28/16 – 3:00 pm

  • 2/11/16 – 3:00 pm

  • 2/18/16 – 7:00 pm

  • 2/25/16 – 7:00 pm

  • 3/10/16 – 7:00 pm

  • 3/17/16 – 3:00 pm

  • 3/31/16 – 3:00 pm

  • 4/7/16 – 3:00 pm

Task Force Members

  • Jimmy Gould: Co-founder of ResponsibleOhio

  • Linda Hondros: Ohio Chamber of Commerce

  • Dr. Steve Huffman: State Rep., R-Tipp City

  • Nick Lashutka: President of the Ohio Children's Hospital Association

  • Matt Lutz: Muskingum County Sheriff and third vice president of the Buckeye State Sheriffs' Association

  • Lora Miller: Ohio Council of Retail Merchants

  • Larry Moliterno: Ohio Alliance of Recovery Providers

  • Betty Montgomery: Former Ohio attorney general

  • Dan Ramos: State Rep., D-Lorain

  • Dr. Brian Santin: Ohio State Medical Association

  • Bill Sopko: Chair of the Ohio Manufacturers' Association

  • Chris Stock: Author of Issue 3

  • Matt Szollosi: Affiliated Construction Trades

  • Gary Wolske: Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio


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