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Auditor Yost Statement on Sen. Coley’s Legislation Regarding Medical Marijuana

Auditor Yost Statement on Sen. Coley’s Legislation Regarding Medical Marijuana

Auditor Yost Statement on Sen. Coley’s Legislation Regarding Medical Marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – The following statement may be attributed to Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Coley, R-Cincinnati, on oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program:

Ohio Lawmakers Want to Halt MMJ Licensing After Learning Application Scorer's Past

Ohio Lawmakers Want to Halt MMJ Licensing After Learning Application Scorer’s Past

A growing number of Ohio lawmakers and state officials are calling on the state to put a halt to issuing medical marijuana cultivation licenses after learning that one of the consultants hired to score the applications, Trevor Bozeman, owner of iCann Consulting, was previously convicted on drug charges.

The Department of Commerce is announcing one Q&A period for Testing Laboratory Applications and One Q&A Period for Processor Applications

COLUMBUS, Oct. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Beginning on October 30, 2017 at 9:00am, and ending on November 3, 2017 at 5:00pm, interested parties may submit questions regarding the Testing Laboratory application. Answers to questions received during this period will be posted on the MMCP website on November 9, 2017.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Accepting Processor Applications in Decemeber

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Accepting Processor Applications in Decemeber

On Oct. 19, 2017, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program and the Department of Commerce announced that the application for prospective cannabis processors is now available, with the application period running from Dec. 4 to Dec. 15.

Regulators Granted Budget Increase for Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

Regulators Granted Budget Increase for Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

On July 24, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce and State Board of Pharmacy formally requested that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program receive a substantial budget increase. With the Ohio Controlling Board approving the request, the program will receive a budget increase of $6 million over the next two years.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Cultivator Application Period Closed

COLUMBUS, Ohio, July 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Commerce has finished accepting applications for Level I and Level II Cultivator licenses. Level I cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area up to 25,000 square feet. Level II cultivators will be permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area of 3,000 square feet. Licensees may submit an expansion request pursuant to the cultivator rules.

Seeking Medical Marijuana Experts: Medical Marijuana Cultivator, Processor, and Testing Laboratory License Application Process

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 13, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Ohio Department of Commerce is looking for expertise and is requesting information around the development of a scoring system (“Rubric”) and application review process for the evaluation of applicants for licenses to cultivate medical marijuana, to process medical marijuana, and to function as a testing laboratory for medical marijuana.

Marijuana Control Board Rules in CBD Oil Violations

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Feb. 17, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — In a unanimous vote, the Marijuana Control Board determined the CBD (cannabidiol) oil seized last week by the Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office (AMCO) to be marijuana product, except that which is labeled as made exclusively from seeds and that does not also include the term “CBD.

Ohio Proposes Rules for MMJ Processors, Patients and Caregivers

Ohio Proposes Rules for MMJ Processors, Patients and Caregivers

On Jan. 27, 2017, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and the Ohio Department of Commerce announced another round of proposed rules for the state’s medical marijuana program. In this round, regulators tackled rules for medical marijuana processors, patients and caregivers.

Head of AK's Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office to Step Down

Head of AK’s Alcohol and Marijuana Control Office to Step Down

Franklin announced her resignation to members of the Alcohol and Marijuana control boards on Wednesday afternoon, in an email forwarded to Alaska Dispatch News.

Some Ohioans Want Residency Requirement For Medical Pot Business Licenses

Ohio Announces Draft Rules for Medical Marijuana Cultivators

On Nov. 2, 2016, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee released the draft rules for would-be medical marijuana cultivators. If approved, Ohio would have one of the most expensive medical marijuana licensing fees in the country.

Ohio Approves $1.8 Million for MMJ Program

Ohio Approves $1.8 Million for MMJ Program

On Aug. 22, 2016, the Ohio Controlling Board, a bipartisan panel that handles adjustments to the state budget, voted to transfer $1.8 million from the Emergency Purposes Fund to the Medical Marijuana Control Program Fund, as requested by the Ohio Office of Budget and Management.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich Signs Medical Marijuana Bill into Law

With the signature of Gov. John Kasich on June 7, 2016, Ohio officially became the 25th medical marijuana state in the country. The announcement was made without a signing ceremony or statements, just a simple press release detailing a series of bills the governor had signed.

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Ohio Set to Become the 26th Medical Cannabis State

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Late on Wednesday night, the Ohio Legislature passed a medical cannabis (marijuana) bill, HB 523, which would create a system of retail distribution in the state. The bill passed by a vote of 18-15 in the Senate, followed shortly by a 67-28 vote in the House.


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