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Significant Steps in Ohio Marijuana Reform

This graphic appeared in the January 2018 edition of the Columbus Free Press that on its cover declared “2018 the Year of Cannabis.” And that’s turning to be true. Ascending the stalk of a hemp plant, an image from the January 1998 issue, are 20 significant steps in Ohio marijuana reform that ultimately led to the implementation of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control program. Granted, just since the publishing of the Free Press in January, the future forecast has changed. Two judges ruled that the Level I cultivation licensees could their rolling out; numerous appeals have yet to be heard by the Department of Commerce. There will be no marijuana-related amendment on the fall 2018 ballot (#17). U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell is shepherding a bill through the U.S. Congress that will likely legalize hemp nationwide before the end of the year (#19). Federal prohibition of marijuana may end sooner than 2021 since several bills have been introduced and are gaining traction on the national level (#18).

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