OPPA members needed to testify in opposition to Ohio's consideration of legalizing marijuana
As Ohio lawmakers hold "listening" hearings on the topic of whether Ohio should legalize medical marijuana, they are hearing mostly from the proponents who support the measure. OPPA members are encouraged to attend the hearings to educate policymakers about why medical marijuana should not be legalized in Ohio.
As previously reported by the OPPA, both the Ohio Senate and House formed committees earlier this year to hear testimony from interested parties about the highly debatable subject.
During the Ohio Senate committee hearings, OPPA members Jason Jerry, MD submitted written testimony for review by committee members for the hearing held in Cleveland and Jeffrey Goldsmith, MD testified in person at the hearing held in Cincinnati.
Already underway, the Ohio House 15-member task force is holding its hearings, all to be held in Columbus at the Statehouse, on the following Thursdays:
- 7 p.m. March 10
- 3 p.m. March 17
- 3 p.m. March 31 - Jason Jerry, MD is scheduled to testify
OPPA members are encouraged to contact OPPA Executive Director, Janet Shaw, who will assist in making arrangements with Rep. Schuring's office for testimony.
The OPPA's Policy in Opposition to Marijuana (whether recreational or medicinal, can be used by members to develop their testimony!