Ohio NORML is the state chapter of the National
NORML's mission is to legalize marijuana for personal, industrial and medical use. NORML's vision for the future is one where Hemp, Cannabis, Marijuana is legally bought, sold & properly labeled in a controlled & regulated market free of black market influences.
Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. This session will cover the historic, medical, industrial, and social use of the Cannabis plant also known as Hemp or Marijuana. The use of Cannabis for medical purposes will also cover the recent groundbreaking application for treatment-resistant epilepsy in children. Hemp's role in history and its potential future for industrial uses will be discussed. The origins of marijuana's prohibition in United States and the impact on people lives will be reviewed.
Robert R. Ryan is an engineer who has worked as a design, project and system engineer in satellite and aerospace propulsion systems. Mr. Ryan became involved in human rights and drug reform efforts as a result of events surrounding his mother's battle with cancer and his son's drug arrest. He has held significant leadership positions in Cub Scouts, PTA, Knights of Columbus, Weed n Seed and other organizations. Mr. Ryan ran for Mayor of Salisbury Maryland and was later elected to the Republican Central Committee, the State Party policy making body.In Maryland he authored and co-sponsored several successful reform platform issues and resolutions including voting rights and medical marijuana. The last resolution paved the way for several reform groups, which resulted in the Daryl Puttman medical marijuana bill signed by Maryland's Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich. Mr. Ryan moved back to Ohio, where he worked on several local issues such as the defeat of the Hamilton County Jail tax. He has testified on a variety of issues at state legislative and local government hearings.Rob Ryan currently leads the Ohio state chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. Mr. Ryan is a three time cancer survivor and fully supports the medical marijuana efforts in Ohio.
"Legalization of Marijuana in Ohio" is Virtual Class on www.InstantPresenter.com or you may attend the actual class at Westwood Towne Hall. The codes for participating in this class on-line from your home will be posted on www.empoweruohio.org 6 hours before the class begins. We are limited to the first 100 people logging on to this class so sign-on early.