Rosenberger Outlines Appointment Process For Medical Pot Panel

Sep 2, 2016

Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger
Credit Ohio Public Radio

The Speaker of the Ohio House has established a process for making appointments to the new Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.

Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

The new law establishes a 12-member advisory committee to oversee the medical marijuana program, which takes effect September 8. House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says he is looking for people who would be good representatives for patients and for people involved in mental health treatment, and he says he wants the selection process to be thorough and transparent. This commission is just the first step. Other state agencies will write rules on the number and locations of marijuana growers, and on how doctors and patients can register with the state. It could take as long as two years for the medical marijuana program up and running.