Yuko: Medical Marijuana Rollout Bare Minimum for Suffering Ohioans
January 16, 2019
Today, four medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Ohio, allowing patients to purchase a limited amount of product in Sandusky, Wintersville and Canton. Senate Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights) issued the following statement in response:
“I’m happy for those who are able to purchase medical marijuana today, but let’s be clear – we are providing Ohioans with the bare minimum. I dedicated years to the legalization of medical marijuana in Ohio and this is not what I envisioned for people with chronic illnesses. We are more than four months behind schedule, product is incredibly limited and there is still so much work to do until patients have full and continuous access to the medicine they need.
“For the sake of those who are suffering, I urge the DeWine administration to make this program a priority. This is an opportunity for the new governor to do right by people who are suffering.”