If you or someone you know is suffering from a debilitating condition or if you are a medical professional, a member of law enforcement, or a public official, your presence during the lobby day could be tremendously influential. Please remember to dress and act professionally; we want to engage legislators, not alienate them.

If you are unable to come to the Statehouse on April 26, you can still take action by sending a letter to your legislators urging them to sponsor medical marijuana legislation this year Website

We've provided sample letters to get you started, but a personally crafted letter is much more effective than a form letter. Please take a moment to personalize the letter before sending it to your legislator.

Please take action now.

Last session, Senator Robert Hagan (D-Youngstown) sponsored legislation that would permit the medical use of marijuana by patients with qualified medical conditions under a doctor's supervision. This legislation would have protected patients, their caregivers, and their doctors from the threat of arrest and prosecution for using or possessing medical marijuana. Sen. Hagan is now in the Ohio House of Representatives. We are working continually to ensure that Rep. Hagan introduces this legislation in the House this year.

It is time for our elected officials to enact sane and compassionate legislation that puts an end to the prohibition of a substance that offers healing and hope to so many who have severe medical conditions and who may have no other successful treatment. We hope that you will be able to attend the lobby day on April 26.

Thank you for supporting the Ohio Patient Network. Please pass this message along to your friends and family in Ohio so that others can stand up for the state's most vulnerable residents.

Write a letter to your legislators. Please take a moment to urge your Ohio legislators to sponsor medical marijuana legislation this session.

Thanks for supporting the Ohio Medical Marijuana Act!

Brandy Zink, LMT
Executive Director
Ohio Patient Action Network
888/ 647-2843