The way things are looking, weed smokers may be flocking to Ohio if NORML has anything to do with it.
The Ohio and Local Cleveland chapters of NORML made two proposals on Saturday; one involving recreational use and the other involving medicinal purposes. The National Organization for Reformation of Marijuana Laws are seeking to change the illegal status of marijuana possession in the Buckeye State.
One proposal is the Ohio Medical Cannabis Amendment. It would allow for the medicinal use of marijuana. Theresa Daniello with the Ohio Medical Cannabis Association believes marijuana can help the sick, dying and disabled. ”We’re talking about our MS patients. We’re talking about our AIDS patients and our cancer patients. The patients who the most to gain from getting the proper nutrition.” Daniello says this is based on limited research that has been done.
In addition to the medical marijuana initiative there is a proposal to legalize marijuana in Ohio on a recreational and social level, just like beer and wine. Cher Neufer, President of Ohio NORML, says this proposal has just been introduced. ”For instance, you are allowed to personally make your own beer, but you are not allowed to sell it. So, it would be the same thing. You could personally grow so many plants and consume it, share it with your friends whatever, but you can’t sell it,” Neufer said.
Check out latest issue of The Source discussing the reformation of marijuana laws.