State Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain), a member of the Ohio House Select Committee on Medical Marijuana, released the following statement on today’s unanimous committee passage of House Bill 523, legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Ohio:

“Over the past months we have heard dozens of stories from Ohioans who are truly tormented with terrible afflictions; adults with chronic conditions, children and babies with seizure disorders, and veterans with PTSD. It has been my intention all the while to produce legislation that would help all of them find some relief from their suffering. I believe House Bill 523 does exactly that, while balancing the health and comfort of patients with the safety and wellbeing of our state. I look forward to a vote of the full House very soon.”

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Ramos Proposes Tuition Coverage For Ohio College Students


As Ohio college students don their caps and gowns this month, many will leave school with mountains of debt for four-year degrees. In fact, Ohio families and students face the highest burden of student loan debt in the nation, with the Buckeye State ranking 45th nationally for college affordability. With college out of reach for too many families and students, state Rep. Dan Ramos (D-Lorain) today introduced legislation to cover 90 percent of the cost for students to attend public college in Ohio. The Ohio Lets Everyone Achieve Right Now (LEARN) tax credit would make Ohio the first state to make college truly affordable for all students.