It could take more than a year before Ohio doctors could recommend marijuana for patients under Ohio’s medical marijuana program. But what would happen if someone in Ohio has obtained medical marijuana legally in another state and was using it here? Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports on the first bill to make changes in Ohio's medical marijuana program.
Ohio’s economy, like the nation’s, has been improving in recent years since the economic downturn in 2008. But many of the jobs that are coming back are not like the ones that were lost during the most recent depression.
Lawmakers are revisiting one of the most controversial bills still floating in the General Assembly – a bill to shore up the fund that pays benefits to unemployed workers. And one of the groups critical of the original proposal from House Republicans has come out with their own plan.
This year’s US Senate race has brought the Republican incumbent an endorsement some see as unusual – the backing of the Teamsters Union. But the Democrat in the race says there’s a story behind the endorsement.
Former Governor and U.S. Senate candidate Ted Strickland says he’s been on the campaign trail lately with Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton as he tries to unseat incumbent Republican Sen. Rob Portman. Strickland says he hasn’t noticed any problems with Clinton’s health.
Recent polls show former Governor Ted Strickland’s early lead over current U.S. Senator Rob Portman has evaporated. Groups that support Strickland have also pulled planned television ads for him in recent weeks. Strickland says he can still says he can win the race.
The state’s new medical marijuana law goes into effect Thursday. That means Ohio is now able to start putting the process in place to allow Ohioans to get medical marijuana. But that doesn’t mean Ohioans who have illnesses to qualify for the drug can get or use it anytime soon.
Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump has said repeatedly that he thinks the voting system could be rigged. And recently, the FBI raised questions about integrity of the voting systems in Arizona and Illinois.
A recent federal court decision upheld an Ohio law wiped out the so-called Golden Week, the period of time when voters can both register and cast a ballot at the same time. That’s being appealed. And that isn’t the last of legal questions and lawsuits.
A day that medical marijuana activists have been waiting on for decades dawns on September 8, when the state law creating a medical marijuana program in Ohio takes effect. But with less than two weeks to go, there’s a lot of work to do.