Update On Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient And Caregiver Registry

Update on Ohio MMJ Patient and caregiver registry

OHIO: The Board of Pharmacy is responsible for creating the state’s medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry. The registry is key to a patient-centered and safe program. The patient and caregiver registry is developed and tested. The affirmative defense was established in House Bill 523, legislation that created the state’s medical marijuana program. Once the Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee July 2018 Meeting Change Of Date, Venue

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

OHIO: The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee’s July meeting will now be held July 19, 2018, beginning at 1:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in Room 2925 of the Rhodes Tower. Click here for a copy of the meeting notice.

Study: Majority Of Chronic Pain Patients Replace Opioids With Cannabis

"Most patients in the pain groups reported replacing prescription medications with medicinal cannabis, the most common of which were opiates/opioids across all patient groups," authors concluded.

OHIO: More than two-thirds of chronic pain patients registered to legally access medical cannabis products substitute marijuana for prescription opioids, according to data published in The Journal of Headache and Pain. Investigators from the United States and Canada assessed the use of medical cannabis and prescription drugs in a cohort of over 2,000 Canadian patients licensed to access marijuana Read the full article…

MJBA Launches Ohio Chapter June 12th, Interest High As September 8th Deadline Approaches

Entrepreneurs talk shop at Cannabis tech meetup.

OHIO: The Marijuana Business Association (MJBA), a leading national trade association for participants in the legal cannabis industry and publishers of the MJ News Network, will host its debut meetup in Cleveland, Ohio, as part of the midwest leg of it national “CannaFest Destiny” educational tour that includes stops in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. The professional Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Training for Dispensaries Coming To Ohio This Summer

Medical Marijuana job training is coming to Ohio

OHIO: HempStaff, a medical marijuana recruiting and training agency, is hosting three Medical Marijuana Dispensary Agent Training Classes in Ohio this summer as the state gets ready for the implementation of the state’s Medical Marijuana Program. The first class will be held June 3rd in Cleveland at the Hilton Garden Inn, located at 4900 Emerald Court Southwest, Cleveland. The second is slated for June Read the full article…

Big Marijuana Is Coming — And Even Legalization Supporters Are Worried

Some legalization backers are increasingly concerned that something like Ohio's initiative will become standard — and the interests of the pot industry, which will grow more and more as legalization spreads, will take priority over the public's best interests.

OHIO: Last month, Ohioans rejected a very unusual marijuana legalization proposal. Beyond legalizing pot, the ballot initiative would have given campaign donors direct rights to the state’s 10 pot farms as an explicit gift for their support. It was, even legalization advocates argued, a flagrant display of would-be members of the pot industry trying to cash in on a movement motivated Read the full article…

Ohio House Leaders To Carefully Explore Medical Marijuana

"We’re not here to run away."

OHIO:  After years of resistance, Republican legislative leaders are now heading down the path toward legalizing marijuana for medical purposes. At the same time, ResponsibleOhio marijuana investor Dr. Suresh Gupta said Wednesday the marijuana campaign that stumbled badly Tuesday will be back, possibly next year, with a plan that doesn’t involve a monopoly. “Absolutely. We’re not here Read the full article…

6 Reasons Marijuana Legalization Failed In Ohio

With 99% of precincts reporting, the amendment was defeated 64% to 36%.

OHIO: The sheer size of Tuesday’s crushing electoral defeat of marijuana legalization in the Buckeye State surprised political experts inside and out of Ohio. Despite a $20 million campaign, the proposed constitutional amendment, known as Issue 3, lost. Amid its smoking wreckage, six reasons emerge to explain what happened to Issue 3 — and what happens next. With Read the full article…

Pro-Marijuana Group Seeks Injunction To Extend Polling Hours In Hamilton County

ResponsibleOhio said it wants to keep polls open by two extra hours in Hamilton County because of technical problems with voting equipment. The judge has yet to make a ruling.

OHIO: The group campaigning to legalize marijuana in the state is seeking an injunction to extend voting hours in one Ohio county. ResponsibleOhio said it wants to keep polls open by two extra hours in Hamilton County because of technical problems with voting equipment. The judge has yet to make a ruling. Hamilton County is home to Cincinnati, the Read the full article…

Ohio Could Legalize Marijuana On Tuesday. It Could Also Change The Entire Legalization Game.

Ohio may be 5th state to legalize recreational marijuana today

OHIO: On Tuesday, Ohio could become the fifth state to legalize recreational marijuana. But the story line there is less about how a culturally conservative state feels about pot and more about how a group of savvy political and business operatives are forging a new path forward for the growing movement that could fundamentally change who gets in Read the full article…