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ohio marijuanaHelp The Ohio Medical Cannabis Association

Whether you’re in Oakland or Akron, when you are seriously ill you deserve safe access to medical cannabis. 90 million Americans are fortunate enough to live in a state with medical marijuana laws on the books. We want to break the 100 million mark by letting voters in the ultimate swing state give medical cannabis their stamp of approval.

Ohio politicians haven’t been much better on this issue than the gang in DC. They are badly behind the times, with the most recent polls showing that nearly 3 in 4 Ohioans support medical cannabis. Yet, medical cannabis in Ohio has gone nowhere until now.

Fortunately, Ohio voters have a way to propose their own laws and put them to a vote. The Ohio Medical Cannabis Association is bringing new energy to this effort, writing a great bill for patients, and bringing together patients with health, education, legal and drug policy experts to form a professional organization that can see this effort through.

What makes Ohio’s bill so great? It’s a fresh approach to reform. Our constitutional amendment definitively gives eligible patients the right to use, possess and cultivate marijuana to alleviate their suffering. It also provides the right to confidentiality and privacy, creates the rights for the industry to exist in Ohio and vests the State of Ohio with the responsibility of upholding and defending those rights. Rather than cement regulation in stone via a constitutional amendment, ours creates a commission tasked with protecting patients’ rights and making sure the system keeps in step with medical and legal advances. This commission would have the flexibility to change regulations as needed in order to best provide for the patients of Ohio. You can find out more on our website: www.omca2012.org.

We’ve crossed the first hurdles and have already won approval for our ballot proposal from two state government offices. The tough part comes next. In order to get Ohioans their rights as soon as possible, we have until the 4th of July to gather over a half million signatures.

We can do absolutely do this, but we’ll need your help. In the next few weeks we’ll need to have 7,500 petition books printed and sent to our staff and volunteers in every corner of the state. Every dollar you can contribute puts us much closer to our goal of making the ballot in 2012.

Why this year? The most important reason is patients are suffering right now. The longer we wait the more suffering our seriously ill friends and family members will have to endure. The sad truth is some of those who would benefit most right now, won’t live long enough to see these rights realized.

There are other great reasons why you should give now. Ohio is the seventh largest state and always a focal point for national attention when it comes to politics. Never is this truer than in a presidential year, like 2012. We can stand up for our medical rights everywhere by letting Ohioans vote their values and approve medical cannabis rights this November.

Please donate today.

Thanks for your interest and your support,

Theresa Daniello
Ohio Medical Cannabis Association

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24 Comments

  1. I do not understand why people are so ready to tell people what works for them and what doesn’t.And again the only ones that does’nt want marijuana legal is the ones who either got there hands in the till or doesn’t know what they are even talking about and they just like running there mouthes because they can. When in all real things medical marijuana does indeed help people,lots of people and it should not be up to the goverment or anyone else God put it here as a natural substance and medicene. The bible says there is a way that man Knows but it leads to death.So far anything man has controled has led to not one but many, many, deathes, like cigs, beer, wiskey,pills, and we are worried about a herb that has never hurt no one. And man knows the way ! yeh right.Not only that what is right and legal for one should be legal for all. But again there is idiots that can’t tell the differance between good or evil

  2. Ohio don’t need retards like you living here. So, you pack up and get the fuck out!!!!

  3. WE KEEP HEARING ABOUT OMCA 2012, HAVE READ & UNDERSTAND THE BALLOT LANGUAGE, ARE HELL-BENT ON VOTING “YES” ON IT, BUT WHERE DO WE SIGN THE PETITION ? IF 500,000 SIGNATURES ARE NEEDED BY JULY 4th, SOMEBODY NEEDS TO DIRECT US TO A PLACE TO SIGN OUR NAMES – NOW !!!!!!!!!! EITHER AN ADDRESS IN OUR CITIES, OR AN ONLINE ADDRESS. BUT FOR CRYIN’ OUT LOUD, TELL US WHERE TO SIGN THIS PETITION !!! THE BUREAUCRATS ARE COUNTING ON US FALLING SHORT & WE CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE THIS BATTLE BECAUSE OF AN OVERSIGHT. PLEASE GIVE US THE INFORMATION WE NEED TO ACT ON THIS NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. What a shame if cancer patients relied only on marijuana to cure themselves instead of proven medical treatments from mainstream medicine. I’ve never heard marijuana prevents cancer as you state. I had a friend who smoked weed for 30 years and died of cancer. If it was legal for medicinal use how would it stop these so called cartels? If 10% of people who smoke weed  actually needed a card  what about the 90% who just smoke to get buzzed. Medical marijuna will not make the illegal pot trade go away. By the way it’s not california expermenting with cbd it’s Temple University  in PA.

  5. This needs to pass for Ohio, I am a resident who has a friend from Michigan who is a Card holder and first hand i have seen how it helps him so much. Dirtysob69 you obviously have never met anyone suffering from Aids/Hiv or and type of cancer. They are in deep pain and so far all i see is a solution for their pain with out having to be on a million pills. Also to add in i watched my sister suffer through caner and thankfully survive but she must have taken fifteen different pills multiple times a day. Dope dealers are everywhere even where cannabis is legal. Why would you want the Cannabis trade to be in the hands of gangs rather than be regulated and hard for people to get. Its funny watching tv reports on illegal grow ops being busted, simple fact is they get caught because police are doing their jobs focusing on the illegal ones and not the legal medical ones. I am a full supporter of this new bill for Ohio even though i would not try to get my card. These people need this medical drug. Its sad that they have to turn to the illegal market because people think making it legal will increase the drug cartels…… FYI they are mainly from outside of the united states which means making it legal will take the business from them. It will also create more jobs that any president has ever made. When it comes down to it making it legal is the way to go.How many people have ever died form cannabis? Zero. And not to mention California is leading in the research to extract the Thc out of plants and create strains that contain none which only leave what boys and girls? A pure medical cannabis plant full of CBD which is the part of the chemical compound that helps prevent cancer and many other things. yes i know alcohol is a cultural thing but i would rather it be illegal and Medical cannabis legal. I cant tell you how many friend i have had pass away form drunks drivers crashing their cars into them. Prohibition must come to an end. Prohibition is the reason for the black market we have to starting with Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970. Pointless act and was the reason for all of drug violence. I agree there are some drugs that should be illegal but cannabis is not a drug, its a natural medical plant.

  6. norml is putting forth effort to help us all i hope the two don’t cancel each other out. why are there two, i don’t know. it is time!

  7. When Theresa came out and said that” Every person in Ohio is a patient and can get medical marijuana under our wording”, this kind of made this a true statement. It was also said that only half the members of NORML would qualify under the other groups wording and all of them would qualify under hers. If she would have stayed out of Oregon and just worked on the real patients of Ohio, we might have had something to vote on this year. But she went out west and got smoke blowed up her ass and now we have nothing. Be nice if people from other states would butt out and then Ohio could get something done.

  8. I’m a medical marijuana patient in Oregon. I have never been a ‘dope dealer’ and I’m sure there countless in Ohio that are the same. Please don’t forsake the many because of the actions of the few :)

  9. Caregivers and patients another name for dope dealers and potheads. What a joke.

  10. What other group has more signatures than OMCA?  I would love to support any organization in Ohio that is fighting for mmj.  In Oregon we have some good people fighting for reform, and some bad, but in no way does one group get in the way of any others because citizens can provide their signature to any or all initiatives.

  11. What other group has more signatures than OMCA?  I would love to support any organization in Ohio that is fighting for mmj.  In Oregon we have some good people fighting for reform, and some bad, but in no way does one group get in the way of any others because citizens can provide their signature to any or all initiatives.

  12. I am 100 percent for medical marijuana coming to Ohio. It would have already made it to the ballot if th OMCA2012 group would have stayed out of it. They havn’t collected any signatures, but still say it will be voted on in Nov. Don’t lie to people just because you consider yourself God.

  13. Rarely do political efforts win on the first try. It’s still worthwhile to establish the conversation and groundwork for 2014, as well as send a message to the legislature to get their butts in gear before the citizens do it themselves.  And you never know, maybe there will be a large influx of money from in state, which could make it happen.

  14. Every other medical marijuana program in the country was denied by the feds via a Supreme Court decision that stated the feds have power over the states via the commerce clause in regards to medical marijuana. By adding medical marijuana to the Patient’s Bill of Rights, case law is now irrelevant, and so is the commerce clause. Whether or not it will be enough to win at the Supreme Court level, only time will tell. But it has a better chance than any other approach to reform that is currently on the books.

  15. Never going to happen in 2012!! You done messed around to long and lost all your support!

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