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Ohioans favour medical marijuana

Published:Friday | April 1, 2016 | 12:00 AM

An Ohio House panel contemplating ways to legalise medical marijuana is wrapping up its business with a marathon session.

Rep Kirk Schuring is the Canton Republican who chairs the task force. He says 40 witnesses are scheduled and testimony could extend up to 10 hours.

The group was created after Ohio voters overwhelmingly defeated a sweeping ballot measure last fall that would've legalised cannabis for personal and medical use. Surveys at the time made clear most Ohioans favour medical marijuana.

Schuring says he'll meet with House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger next week and a proposed bill could come soon.

- AP