Medical marijuana bill on Kasich’s desk

In this photo taken Tuesday, May 5, 2015, a marijuana plant grows at a Minnesota Medical Solutions greenhouse in Otsego, Minn. The crop is coming in at Minnesota Medical Solutions, one of two manufacturers who will be supplying the state's medical marijuana. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP)
Click the image to read the full text of the  medical marijuana bill.
Click the image to read the full text of the medical marijuana bill.

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WDTN) –  The bill allowing medical marijuana use in Ohio that was passed by the state legislature last month is now on the desk of Governor John Kasich.

Representative Niraj Antani confirmed to 2 NEWs the bill was sent to the governor’s office Wednesday.

Kasich has 10 days to sign the bill into law.  If he takes no action the bill will automatically become law after that time period has ended.

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The bill would allow patients who have one of about two dozen qualifying medical conditions to buy and use marijuana with a doctor’s prescription. These include cancer, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injury. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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