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:
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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 doctors are weighing whether to get state certification to write prescriptions for potential medical marijuana patients.
Wacky tobaccy. Weed. Dank. Hippie lettuce — call it what you want. Ohio adults are smoking more of it.
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.
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.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 25, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Cannasure Insurance Services (Cannasure), the premier cannabis insurance MGA and wholesale broker, announced today the hiring of Kieran O’Rourke to lead its MGA underwriting platform.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
Making medical marijuana legal in Ohio will require breaking a few laws first. The state’s medical cannabis growers face a curious — and perhaps risky — predicament.
The tiny village of Mount Orab and the city of Akron are among diverse locations of 12 large growers Ohio has picked for its medical marijuana program.
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.
Voters in two states chose new governors on Tuesday. Each election — as well as the results of a number of local races across the country — will have huge implications for efforts to legalize marijuana.
Prospective Cleveland medical marijuana businesses may have to start looking outside of Forest City if they hope to have a chance for business progress and prosperity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Sept. 19, 2017, the Buckeye State took a critical step forward for its Medical Marijuana Control Program by releasing the application for Ohio medical marijuana dispensary licenses.
The small town of Cheney, Wash., is mourning the death of a murdered dispensary employee who was the victim of a carjacking in the dispensary’s parking lot.
On Sept. 5, 2017, Hocking College announced that it would be the first public college to step forward and apply for an Ohio medical marijuana testing license.
NELSONVILLE, Ohio, Sept. 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Hocking College is announcing its intention to fulfill Ohio law as the research facility for the State of Ohio’s Medical Cannabis testing laboratory.
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.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 22, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Department of Commerce today announced that Metrc, a Franwell company, has been selected as the vendor for the Medical Marijuana Control Program’s seed-to-sale system.
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.
On Aug. 4, 2017, CCV Research, an Ohio-based medical marijuana testing company, announced that it had reached an agreement with a state college to test medical marijuana.
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.
A proposed rule for Ohio’s medical cannabis program says edible products that resemble cartoon characters, superheroes or pop-culture figures should not be allowed.
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.
Medical marijuana may be legal in Ohio and 28 other states, but the plant’s presence on the federal government’s list of most dangerous drugs has created numerous legal problems for doctors, researchers, businesses and patients.
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.
With Ohio’s cultivation application period having closed at the end of June, the state has made quick turnaround time to release information on cultivation applicants.
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.
The grass may be greener, or at least more lucrative, in Cincinnati than in some of the suburbs. Cincinnati city council is poised to approve cultivation and processing of medical marijuana within city limits.
On June 20, 2017, Battelle, an Ohio-based non-profit research and development organization that has studied tobacco for the past 50 years, announced that it would be expanding its research efforts to include marijuana and opioids.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Battelle announced today the expansion of its public health research center beyond tobacco to include research on the physical and behavioral effects of other substances, notably marijuana and opioids.
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.
City leaders placed a moratorium on Cincinnati medical marijuana businesses in residential areas, but they’re not quite closing the door on pot businesses in other parts of the city.
The landscape has changed since Gov. John Kasich signed Ohio’s medical marijuana bill one year ago today. But much remains the same.
Drug Enforcement Administration acting Chief Chuck Rosenberg reiterated an Obama-era stance Thursday that “marijuana is not medicine.”
City Council could roll back a moratorium on cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes, a step viewed as necessary to avoid shutting Cleveland out of potentially lucrative tax gains.
On April 17, 2017, the Ohio legislature’s Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review voted to finalize the rules and regulations for the state’s medical marijuana cultivators.
A Cincinnati investor plans to cash in on marijuana. A year from now, James Gould hopes to be meandering through lush green rows of what he’s betting will be Ohio’s next cash crop: medical marijuana.
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.
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.
On March 13, 2017, the Ohio Department of Commerce announced that it is in search of a contractor with experience in the legal marijuana industry to create a rubric to score applicants for medical marijuana business licenses.