The Tuesday Dispatch article “Battelle among 9 offering to test pot” offered a ray of hope for the control of “medical marijuana “ in Ohio.
The plants of the marijuana sold illicitly today have been genetically modified to increase the THC content from decades or so ago. Today, Ohio can enforce a THC-content limit of the facilities authorized to grow and/or distribute medical marijuana with a lower THC content through reverse genetic modification or through older plant-stock seeds.
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In the near future, authorized plant growers in Ohio would grow only plants with the regulated THC content, which means that all authorized distributors would have only the Ohio-regulated marijuana for sale. All other plants or other distributed marijuana products with a higher THC content, such as imports from other states, could be confiscated and destroyed.
Just as it regulated alcohol content, Ohio will then have a degree of control so that such plants will be within government-authorized limits of THC. All other marijuana would still be illegal.