Nearly three in four Americans support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

Nearly three in four Americans support the legalization of medical marijuana, according to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.

So why haven't state legislators made a push to amend Ohio laws? Well, actually, they have, most recently through House Bill 478. You just haven't heard about it.

That might change this weekend, when national activist Cheryl Shuman comes to ComFest to raise awareness about the campaign. She'll be working with the Ohio chapters of NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, to answer questions about the benefits of allowing certain patients to smoke up.

"The politicians are afraid that their constituents are so against it that they're not even discussing it," said Shuman, an Ohio native who was diagnosed with cancer in 2006 and works in Beverly Hills. "People don't even know that this is happening."