Medical Marijuana advisory committee

a photo of Chris Stock
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

A new patient advocate is being appointed to Ohio’s medical marijuana advisory board. House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) removed Bob Bridges from that post last week. But Householder’s newly appointed advocate has ties to the business side of the issue.

a photo of people waiting to recieve medical marijuana at a dispensary.
JO INGLES / STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

An advocate for patients in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program says he thinks more needs to be done to better serve patients.

And he thinks he’s being retaliated against for speaking out about those concerns.

Bob Bridges was removed as patient representative on the Ohio Medical Marijuana advisory committee panel by House Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford).

“I was not a yes man or a yes person.”