Ohio's Medical Marijuana Plan Being Tested

(Columbus, OH) Medical marijuana hits a potential roadblock. 

Ohio's colleges and universities usually rely on research dollars to enhance their campus reputations on the national stage-- but not where medical marijuana is concerned. 

Under Ohio's medicinal pot program, colleges and universities would test canabis for things like potency, purity, and contamination-- all before being sold to patients. But none of the states institutions of higher learning have stepped forward as a deadline looms next month. The concern is over whether the state program conflicts with federal law, which deems marijuana to be a controlled substance. 

One industry trade group says the testing dilemma could delay the planned availability of medical marijuana by September of next year. 

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