Cannabis Conundrum: A Symposium on Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Ohio

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Fri, 03/25/2011 - 2:00pm - 5:00pm
1801 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio 44115 (Moot Court Room) [map]

The Journal of Law & Health at Cleveland-Marshall College of Law will sponsor "The Cannabis Conundrum: A Symposium on Legalizing Medical Cannabis in Ohio" to explore the legal, social, medical and practical aspects of medical cannabis legislation. 

Ohio 7th District State Representative Kenny Yuko has introduced House Bill 478, which would legalize in Ohio the use, growth and dispensing of medical cannabis for persons suffering from debilitating conditions including cancer, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and Crohn's disease.  House Bill 478 is not unlike other medical cannabis laws passed either through legislation or by referendum around the country.  Medical cannabis is legal in Michigan, which provides an intriguing opportunity to see how medical cannabis legislation works in the Midwest.

The symposium will feature Ohio State Representative Kenny Yuko, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law professor Stephen Lazarus, Cleveland Clinic physician Mellar Davis, Michigan physician Jamie Hall, and Michigan attorney Michael Komorn.  The participants will discuss the implications of legalizing cannabis in Ohio, as well as the effects of Michigan's Medical Marijuana Act and its impact in that state.

For information contact Tom Heran - haren.tom@gmail.com

CLE credit: 3 Hours pending

Category: CLE Programs, Public Lectures

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