After years of failed attempts to see the legalization of marijuana in Ohio – an important political battleground state – state Gov. John Kasich has finally signed a bill into law this month making the substance legal for medical use. This marks the 25th state to legalize cannabis, making it available to purchase, use, and regulate throughout half of the United States.
As a marijuana packaging company in Ohio, we are keeping our finger on the pulse in terms of possibilities for growth in this evolving industry. It’s not often that we get to witness, firsthand, the emergence and explosive expansion of a brand-new market, and with public opinion swaying toward the positive in terms of the benefits of medicinal marijuana, there is no doubt that this industry has ample opportunity to prosper. The herb has been noted for its positive effects treating patients who suffer from chronic pain, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, inflammatory bowl diseases, and the negative side effects of cancer treatments. Like any medical product use to treat and alleviate pain and suffering, careful rules and restrictions must be enacted to ensure the product is safe for consumption and is available in the proper dosage.