Rountree said she went to school for cannabis cultivation in Michigan and wants to bring her product to Ohio. She described herself as cannabis patient and an entrepreneur.
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Earlier this week, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy said it was postponing its announcement of medical marijuana dispensary license awards.
Medical marijuana became legal in the state in September 2016 after Ohioans voted in favor of the change.
Rountree asked the city to define "affirmative defense" for law-abiding marijuana patients. Doctors can give Ohioans a statement of affirmative defense to prove they are following state law when they possess marijuana.
The delay of the medical marijuana program means patients still have to figure out ways to get cannabis on their own, she said.
Mayor Nan Whaley thanked Rountree for bringing her concerns forward to the commission. Whaley said Dayton is one of the few cities in the region that has not banned medical marijuana businesses.
“We are paying very close attention because we want it to be regulated well and monitored but we also want people who are in pain to be able to receive the medical treatment they need,” she said.
Whaley said she would talk to the city’s law department about Rountree’s requests related to affirmative defense, but refused to make any kind of commitment.
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