Ohio state senators leading an inquiry into whether the state should consider legalizing medical marijuana brought their listening tour to Cincinnati Thursday.
Dave Burke (R – Marysville) and Kenny Yuko (D – Richmond Heights) want to hear what Ohioans think about the idea of decriminalizing cannabis for medical purposes.
“There’s a legitimate reason to believe that it has a very good chance of improving her life. Maybe the best chance yet,” says Scholten. “She’s a kid who has trialed ten different crummy FDS-approved medications, a vagus nerve stimulator, and the ketogenic diet. All FDA-approved. All have failed to improve her situation of hundreds of daily seizures that interrupt learning, happiness and relationships.”
However, others like Dr. Jeffrey Goldsmith with the American Society of Addiction Medicine were less supportive of medical marijuana.
“Marijuana is a plant and not a medicine,” he told the senators. “It has not passed the FDA review as other…