With word that Gov. John Kasich has signed HB 523 making Ohio the 26th medical marijuana state, Ohioans for Medical Marijuana released the following statement:
"This is a joyous day for the thousands of Ohioans who will finally be able to safely access much-needed medicine," said Ohioans for Medical Marijuana spokesman Aaron Marshall. "As we continue this movement to bring medical marijuana to all Buckeyes who need it, we will remember today as a huge step forward."
"Congratulations to all the patients and advocates whose intense advocacy efforts helped to make this day into a reality," Marshall continued. "We still have much work ahead of us to improve this imperfect law while holding state lawmakers and regulators to the promises contained in HB 523, but we are proud of the role that we played in getting this law enacted. We plan on working to better this program, utilizing our amendment as a roadmap for those improvements."
Source: Ohioans for Medical Marijuana press release