Medical marijuana becomes legal in Ohio today

Published: Thursday, September 08, 2016 @ 4:27 AM
Updated: Thursday, September 08, 2016 @ 6:53 AM

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Ohio on Thursday, but no sites are yet allowed to sell it and no doctors are certified to prescribe it. The wait for patients may be 2 years.

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Ohio today.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the bill earlier this year to legalize cannabis for medical use.

The bill will not allow marijuana to be smoked. It will have to be used in patches, vapors, edibles, etc. The bill also does not allow for users to grow marijuana at home.

The Ohio Department of Commerce, State Medical Board and Board of Pharmacy will supervise the use of medical marijuana in the state.

Last year, ResponsibleOhio put a proposed constitutional amendment on the statewide ballot that would have legalized marijuana for both medical and recreational use and granted exclusive growing rights to the 10 investor groups bankrolling the campaign. Voters soundly rejected the proposal. But polls showed that 80 to 90 percent of Ohioans favor legalizing medical marijuana.

Conditions eligible for medical marijuana in Ohio

AIDS, ALS, Alzheimer’s, cancer, chronic pain, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or other seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, spinal cord conditions, Tourette’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury and sickle cell anemia.

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Hurricane Maria: Live updates

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:12 AM

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Hurricane Maria is bearing down on the Caribbean and is set to pass over much the same area devastated by Hurricane Irma nearly two weeks ago.

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Springfield man accused of picking up child from school drunk

Published: Tuesday, September 19, 2017 @ 9:20 AM

            Christopher C. Hill
Christopher C. Hill

A Springfield man faces child endangering charges after he allegedly attempted to pick up a child from school while drunk.

Christopher C. Hill, 28, of 1727 Highland Ave., pleaded not guilty in the Clark County Municipal Court on Monday. Bond was set at $1,000. He also faces one charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

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A Clark County Sheriff’s Office deputy was sent to the South Vienna Elementary School about 1:40 p.m. Friday on a report of a possible overdose in a vehicle in the school’s parking lot.

The deputy alleged he found two people sitting in a vehicle with their eyes closed and a small child in the backseat. The passenger reportedly told the deputy he was “enjoying his weekend,” according to a police report. The man denied taking any drugs but said he had been drinking.

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Hill, who was driving the car, had glassy and extremely bloodshot eyes, the report said. He told police he was there to pick up his daughter from school. He also allegedly told police he had two beers at 9 a.m. but hadn’t drank since, the report says. Hill was arrested after officers completed field sobriety tests.

The children were placed with their mother, the report says.


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One person transported to hospital after stabbing in Trotwood

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:30 AM
Updated: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 12:40 AM

ON SCENE:Stabbing reported at Trotwood apartment

At least one person was taken to Miami Valley Hospital early Wednesday following the report of a stabbing at the Wingate at Belle Meadows Apartments in Trotwood.

Police and medics were called late Tuesday night to a report of a woman stabbed.

Crews were dispatched around 11:50 p.m. to an apartment in the 300 block of Outer Belle Drive.

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According to initial reports, a caller heard glass breaking and a woman screaming.

Additional details were not available on scene. We will continue to follow this story.

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Middletown police: Beware tree-trimming scam

Published: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 @ 1:03 AM

Middletown police are warning residents of “unscrupulous tree trimmers” who have been taking advantage of elderly people.

The police department posted its warning Tuesday on its Facebook page.

One incident was thwarted, but the culprits were paid in another incident.

Police remind residents that door-to-door solicitors need a permit in the city. Call police if tree trimmers knock on your door uninvited.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine offers tips to avoid tree-trimming scams. Beware of a tree trimmer who:

  • Comes to your door unexpectedly
  • Says your trees are diseased
  • Requires a large down payment
  • Accepts only cash or check
  • Says nothing about your right to cancel
  • Starts work immediately