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State Panel Approved Rules For Medical Marijuana Growers

The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review has approved new rules for medical marijuana cultivators, including application and license fees. Attorney David Patton told the panel he is concerned about banning people with criminal records from applying for a cultivator license. He says leaving open what convictions count is setting the state up for a lawsuit. The chief operating officer for Ohio's marijuana control program says the applicable offenses are clearly listed. The rules will be filed in time to officially take effect before the established May 6 deadline.

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