Lima cannabis seminar touts weed’s Advantage – LimaOhio.com
LIMA — A growing number of individuals are discovering the benefits of medical marijuana and individuals want more information so that they are able to make an educated option.
In Lima, on Saturdaythere was a cannabis seminar in the Lima Elks Club that explored various positive ways cannabis can help people medically as well as to what the hemp industry would bring into the region.
Six specialists in the cannabis area were available to go over the growing marijuana area.
“We have had a fictitious stigma of the cannabis sector for several years at the United States and we are here to make sure not only do they understand the positive aspects of the plant, however, they also understand that the science of the medicine,” explained Lisa Zwirner, director of education to the Cleveland School of Cannabis.
Lots of individuals discount the capacity of hemp and cannabis.
“We’re trying to make Ohio conscious that this is a valid industry, the medical cannabis sector in addition to the hemp industry,” said Tim Johnson, of Cannabis Safety First.
The event was coordinated by Lima mayoral candidate Joshua Hayes, a self-proclaimed urge of marijuana.
“The biggest message that I want folks to see is that cannabis is a safe, natural plant that’s great for various health ailments. There’s excellent chances in medical cannabis at Ohio right now. In its third year, the medical cannabis business is considering doing more than a billion dollars in its third year. So there’s great opportunities for tasks, for new industry, for tax expansion within our town through assistance and cannabis industry,” Hayes explained.
Hayes considers Allen County is ready to welcome cannabis and hemp into the place.
“Hemp and the cannabis industry could have an incredible effect and we are an agricultural community currently. Should you look in Allen County, then a great deal of the money that’s created relies off agricultural products. So we could be growing hemp. We could be growing processing centers, turning that hemp to goods such as Hempcrete and hardwood flooring, hemp timber, and we could take each of those products that we created right here in Lima and construct houses together,” Hayes explained.
Ohio is ready to include 73 more medical marijuana dispensaries and is considering adding Autism spectrum disorder to the listing of diseases medical marijuana may be utilized to take care of.
There’s also a movement to decriminalize marijuana crimes, something Hayes supports.
“I am not ashamed to confess that I have had run-ins using the legislation within cannabis. I am sure if we did a show of hands here I would say at least half of the folks here have. We’re not bad men and women. We’re not criminals.
“We’re just people that were using the medicine and that they (the legislation ) determined that it is something that they want to prosecute and want to make it against the law. So we are here, standing up to our rights as citizens, standing up to the other people that may not have the chance to stand up for their even have a voice,” Hayes explained.
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A panel of advocates for marijuana and hemp were available Saturday for a cannabis conference in the Lima Elks Club. The event was coordinated by Joshua Hayes, who is running for Lima mayor and was supportive of medical marijuana.
Mayor candidate Josh Hayes talks at Lima’s Hemp and Cannabis Expo held in the Elks Lodge on Saturday afternoon.