The Fight for Medical Marijuana Business in the Ohio Valley
In southeast Ohio, marijuana was once something officials tried to eliminate. Now officials hope medical marijuana can replace lost jobs and revenue.
Medical marijuana is becoming more popular among voters and politicians around the Ohio Valley. And not just for medical reasons. In Ohio, communities affected by the declines in mainstay industries see the plant as an opportunity to grow much needed jobs and revenue. But Aaron Payne reports that while Ohio’s program is showing early promise, the benefits are not reaching some areas with the most need.
West Virginia Morning is a production of West Virginia Public Broadcasting which is solely responsible for its content.
Support for our news bureaus comes from West Virginia University, Concord University, and Shepherd University.
West Virginia Morning is produced with help from Caitlin Tan, Jessica Lilly, Kara Lofton, Liz McCormick, Dave Mistich, Brittany Patterson and Roxy Todd.
Our news director is Jesse Wright, our producer is Glynis Board and our host is Teresa Wills.