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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:

Failed Applicants Sue Ohio Over Medical Cannabis Licensing Process

Failed Applicants Sue Ohio Over Medical Cannabis Licensing Process

More strife is on the horizon for Ohio’s troubled medical cannabis program. On Feb. 20, 2018, a group of unsuccessful medical cannabis applicants, led by Jimmy Gould of CannAscend Ohio LLC, filed a lawsuit challenging the state’s medical cannabis licensing process.

Ohio Awards $1 Million Contract for Medical Marijuana Help Line

Ohio Awards $1 Million Contract for Medical Marijuana Help Line

State regulators awarded a $1 million, three-year contract this week to a New Jersey-based company to operate a toll-free help line for patients, caregivers and doctors accessing Ohio’s new medical marijuana program.

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Cannasure Launches New Comprehensive Insurance Program for the Cannabis Industry

CLEVELAND, OHIO, Jan. 30, 2018 /Weed Wire/ — Cannasure Insurance Services (Cannasure), the premier cannabis insurance MGA and wholesale broker, announced today it will launch a comprehensive coverage program to support the cannabis industry.

Ohio Officials Defend Medical Marijuana License Selection Process

Ohio Officials Defend Medical Marijuana License Selection Process

Ohio officials are defending the way in which they chose the state’s 24 medical marijuana cultivators after a series of scandals have brought the integrity of the department’s selection process into question.

PharmaCann Suing Ohio Over Licensing to Fulfill Racial Quota

PharmaCann Suing Ohio Over Licensing to Fulfill Racial Quota

For the third time in two weeks, Ohio’s medical marijuana program is once again at the center of controversy. PharmaCann Ohio, LLC, a medical marijuana company that failed to obtain a cultivation license in the state, has filed a lawsuit against the Ohio Department of Commerce over its alleged “racial quota.”

Ohio Application Scorer Has Ties With Winner of Cultivation License

Ohio Application Scorer Has Ties With Winner of Cultivation License

In Ohio, more questions are being raised about the state’s medical marijuana licensing process as news emerged that one of the consultants hired to score applications had business ties with one of the applicants awarded a cultivation license.

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.

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Auditor Yost Calls on Commerce Department to Suspend Issuance of Marijuana Cultivator Licenses

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Auditor of State Dave Yost today called on the Commerce Department to suspend the issuance of Level 1 cultivator’s licenses for medical marijuana following media reports that one of the application graders was a convicted drug dealer.

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Receives 370 Dispensary Applications

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Receives 370 Dispensary Applications

The competition to become one of Ohio’s licensed medical marijuana dispensaries is starting to heat up. On Nov. 20, 2017, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced that it had received 370 applications for the state’s 57 available medical marijuana dispensary licenses.

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Battelle Receives DEA Approval for Marijuana Research

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Battelle announced today that it was awarded a Schedule I Researcher license by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), paving the way for the leading research and development organization to conduct marijuana research with human subjects.

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.

State Medical Board of Ohio Approves Dates for Initial Petition to Add a Qualifying Condition Submission Period

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 11, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Medical board members established Nov. 1, 2018 – Dec. 31, 2018 as the first submission period for petitions to add a qualifying medical condition to the Medical Marijuana Control Program. NO PETITIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED BEFORE NOV. 1, 2018.

Two Public Colleges Apply to Test Ohio Medical Marijuana

Two Public Colleges Apply to Test Ohio Medical Marijuana

On Sept. 22, 2017, Ohio closed the application period for public colleges interested in applying for a license to test Ohio medical marijuana. According to Cincinnati.com, only two public colleges submitted applications: Central State University and Hocking College.

Contracts Awarded to Help Develop Ohio Medical Marijuana Program

Contracts Awarded to Help Develop Ohio Medical Marijuana Program

On Aug. 22, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce awarded contracts to two companies to help develop the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. The contracts for the two companies, Metrc and Persistent Systems Inc., total more than $1.75 million.

Cleveland Cannabis College Curriculum Expanding This Fall

Cleveland Cannabis College Curriculum Expanding This Fall

A year shy of Ohio’s medical marijuana program becoming operational, Cleveland Cannabis College is expanding it’s curriculum in the hopes of helping to fill the thousands of jobs that could be created with the budding industry.

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Ohio College Commits to Participation in Cannabis Test Laboratory Eliminates the Need for Any Changes to The Ohio Medical Marijuana Legal Framework

CLEVELAND, Ohio, Aug. 4, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — CCV Research announced today that it has received a letter of intent from an Ohio public institution of higher education and received confirmation from the Governor’s office that the college qualifies for operating a medical cannabis testing laboratory.

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.

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American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces Successful Submission of State Application Materials For Both Of Its Active Ohio Clients

DENVER, July 6, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (the “Company”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced that two of its active clients have successfully submitted application materials and supporting documents for the purpose of acquiring business licenses to operate within the newly founded medical cannabis program that is to be regulated by the State of Ohio.

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.

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American Cannabis Company, Inc. Announces It Has Secured A Contract With A New Client In Ohio

DENVER, June 15, 2017 / Weed Wire/ — American Cannabis Company, Inc. (OTCQB: AMMJ) (“ACC”), a full-service business-to-business consulting solutions provider, and seller of ancillary products to the cannabis industry, today announced it has secured its second client in the state of Ohio.

Only Universities Can Test Ohio's Medical Marijuana For First Year

Only Universities Can Test Ohio’s Medical Marijuana For First Year

In Ohio, public universities have to test medical marijuana during the first year of the state’s program. Private laboratories are not allowed to do the testing. The law creates a practical problem. Universities do not necessarily want to risk losing federal funding for testing medical marijuana, which remains illegal under federal law.

Some Ohioans Want Residency Requirement For Medical Pot Business Licenses

Some Ohioans Want Residency Requirement for Medical Pot Business Licenses

As the Ohio Department of Commerce prepares to give licenses to medical marijuana growers, some entrepreneurs want the state to restrict licensees to only those who live in Ohio. Ohio’s medical marijuana law allows the Department of Commerce to grant licenses to 12 large growing operations and 12 small growing operations.


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