Will Ohio medical marijuana make deadline? What could delay September start

Driving to Columbus Friday was not something Nicole Scholten of Northside looked forward to.

“I’m not going to say it was easy at all to get there,” Scholten said.

Scholten, whose daughter, Lucy, has drug-resistant epilepsy, made the two-hour drive to testify on behalf of medical marijuana advocates.

A Franklin County judge is deciding whether Ohio’s Commerce Department wrongly denied a cannabis company a permit to grow pot on an industrial scale.

A ruling in favor of the company could delay the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program, which is required by law to be operational in September.


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