Time for Change in Ohio Marijuana Law
My name is Matt Saxton. I live in Knox County. I work in IT and was a journalist prior.
I also was in an SUV crash at 3:16 p.m Sunday, Aug. 10, 2003. Since then, I have suffered from degenerative disc disease. I also have chronic radiculopathy.
A few years ago, I took opioids for pain relief. Fentanyl. Oxycontin. Some I do not remember.
In 2019, I moved to Canton for a career change. My physician recommended I see a medical marijuana specialist.
I went. Hesitatingly. I was raised conservative. I was told it was bad.
Dr. Steven Davis made me feel comfortable. I got a card. I tried it. Finding a product that worked took time.
Products were limited.
Eventually, I found a product that worked.
Then, I got sick with what doctors now believe was an early case of COVID-19. They told me I was going to die. I married my wife and moved to Mount Vernon.
I could not vape for a while. The product then went off the market.
For nearly a year, I have suffered. Products remain sparse.
Michigan offers better products with my Ohio medical marijuana card at a cheaper price, and I can pay using my debit card.
Michigan offers medical and recreational.
But the cost is prohibitive. Recreational is taxed at 16%. In Ohio, it is cash only.
Members of our State Government, when will you help people as me?
Mount Vernon, Ohio
119 Mansfield Ave.
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050