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Columbus City Council votes Monday night on a plan to reduce penalties for marijuana possession in the city code.

Columbus Botanical Depot said last year it would continue selling CBD oil, despite new rules from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy banning the product.
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The Ohio General Assembly has passed a measure that would allow Ohio farmers and university researchers to grow industrial hemp and would legalize sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD.

On Friday, March 22, 2019, a participant smokes a marijuana cigarette during at meet and greet at "Tommy Chong's Live, Love, and Smoke Tour" in Los Angeles.
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Columbus City Council introduced a measure this week to drastically reduce penalties for marijuana possession.

Ed McCants gathering signatures for Marion's "Sensible Marijuana Ordinance."
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Ed McCants is making the rounds in Marion, walking door-to-door with a clipboard collecting signatures for a local marijuana decriminalization initiative. He says the responses are hot and cold.

A classroom wall at the Cleveland School of Cannabis in Columbus.
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The Cleveland School of Cannabis has opened an educational facility in Columbus for workers in the medical marijuana industry, the second of its kind in Ohio.

Cincinnati City Council voted five-three Wednesday to decriminalize the possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana.

Cincinnati Council is expected to finally take votes Wednesday morning on several ordinances to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.  

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Researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital are warning about an increase in accidental ingestion of marijuana by children. 

The State Medical Board of Ohio may soon approve physicians to prescribe medical marijuana to treat anxiety and some symptoms of autism. Anxiety and autism were two of 110 petitions submitted to the board this year seeking approval for tretment with medical cannabis. A local physician was on the board and helped make the decisions. Be Well health reporter Marlene Harris-Taylor spoke with the doctor, Dr. Ted Parran, and joined Morning Edition host Amy Eddings to break down what this preliminary approval means for Ohioans.

The rush to see which medical marijuana dispensary would be the first to open in Southwest Ohio is over. About Wellness Ohio welcomed customers Tuesday morning, across the parking lot from Walmart, in Lebanon.

A clerk reaches for a container of marijuana buds for a customer at Utopia Gardens, a medical marijuana dispensary, in Detroit, on Oct. 2, 2018.
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Since February, patients in Illinois have been able to ditch their opioid prescriptions for marijuana.

On Friday, March 22, 2019, a participant smokes a marijuana cigarette during at meet and greet at "Tommy Chong's Live, Love, and Smoke Tour" in Los Angeles.
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In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss efforts to reform drug laws so users would avoid jail time and the stigma of a felony conviction. Gary Daniels, chief lobbyist for the ACLU of Ohio, joins the show.

As more states legalize marijuana, more people in the U.S. are buying and using weed — and the kind of weed they can buy has become much stronger.

That concerns scientists who study marijuana and its effects on the body, as well as emergency room doctors who say they're starting to see more patients who come into the ER with weed-associated issues.

A procedural rule prevented Cincinnati City Council from voting Wednesday on an ordinance to take away the penalties for marijuana possession if the city's police department issues citations for such offenses.

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Eating your vegetables every day may be the best way to get your vitamins.

That’s according to a new study out of Tufts University, which found that the nutrients from food reduce the risk of cancer better than supplements.

That’s today on Wellness Wednesday on All Sides with Ann Fisher.

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