Smoking, High-Potency Pot Outlawed in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Bill: What You Need to Know

Patients using marijuana could not smoke marijuana flowers nor use cannabis with high levels of THC under revisions expected to be made Wednesday to Ohio’s proposed medical marijuana law.

State lawmakers wrestled with the idea someone would “smoke their medicine” and had initially wanted an appointed commission to decide whether Ohio would allow smoking. But revisions planned for House Bill 523 specify marijuana could not be smoked or available in products attractive to children, such as gummy bears. It would allow patients to use a vaporizer, which heats marijuana to the point it releases chemicals but not smoke.

The revised bill also limits the amount of psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, in marijuana plants and extracts. THC causes a “high” but also has been proven to increase appetite and decrease nausea, as well as reduce pain.

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