Cincinnati – The Ohio Marijuana Expo is now being held in Cincinnati at the Sharonville Convention Center.
The show is coming at the perfect time. The US House of Representatives has voted to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. Amanda Fridge, the event coordinator, said she fully supports the bill.
“We want to keep moving forward, and we want to keep taking steps in that direction,” Fridge said. “We talk about it all the time, and how it should be accessible to anyone. I don’t think it should matter about what I did in the past or anything like that, you know, we’re happy to be more accessible to people.”
But not everyone is ready to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.
“On every level: in terms of the opioid crisis, in terms of drug driving, in terms of traffic deaths and even in terms of the inner city,” said David Mahan of the Center for Christian Virtue.
Back in Cincinnati, the show is presented by Ohio Marijuana Card, the largest provider of medical marijuana cards in Ohio. This is the fifth event in a series of ongoing shows across the state.
In a press release, the show’s organizers said it helps connect consumers, medical marijuana patients, marijuana-related businesses, licensed dispensaries, growers, processors, testing facilities and small local businesses.
Additionally, the release went on to say that attendees can also discuss medications with some of the Ohio Marijuana Card doctors, learn about job opportunities in the industry and more.
At least 4,000 people are expected to attend. For more information about the exhibition, click here.