Ohio medical marijuana law allows limited possession, use on Sept. 8, but doesn’t say where people can get it

COLUMBUS, Ohio — When Ohio’s medical marijuana law takes effect Sept. 8, people can possess and use the drug without going to jail.

But the new law doesn’t specify where people can get marijuana.

Lawmakers have said that until the state’s dispensaries are set up, residents can travel to Michigan or another legal state and bring marijuana back. But legal experts say doing so would violate state and federal laws, as well as a key provision of the federal government’s hands-off approach to regulating state medical marijuana programs.

So most people will likely buy marijuana through Ohio’s existing black market.

Here’s why.

To read more: http://www.cleveland.com/open/index.ssf/2016/06/ohio_medical_marijuana_law_all.html

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