Ohio Department Of Commerce Announces Recipients Of Processor Provisional Licenses

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

OHIO:  The Ohio Department of Commerce is authorized to award up to 40 provisional licenses for processors. The first round of awards included applicants who met the minimum requirements of the application. 185.48 – Ohio Grown Therapies, LLC (Johnstown, Licking County) 182.00 – Fire Rock Processing Ltd. (Columbus, Franklin County) 177.28 – Ohio Green Grow LLC Read the full article…

Marijuana Legalization Could Come To These 12 States This Year

Who are next 12 states to legalize cannabis?

By Eric Weisbrot Despite strong efforts to maintain the criminalization of marijuana use in the United States, many individuals and lawmakers have taken a step in the direction of legalization over the last several years. Currently, there are 29 states that allow for medical marijuana use, under particular limitations, and a smaller percentage that give residents Read the full article…

Vertical Companies And Galenas Form Strategic Partnership For The Ohio Legal Medical Cannabis Market


CALIFORNIA: Vertical Companies and Galenas are pleased to announce a strategic partnership between the two businesses. Vertical is among the first and largest vertically integrated companies in the legal cannabis industry. Galenas is a newly-licensed Ohio cultivator and is currently constructing its state-of-the-art medical marijuana cultivation facility in Akron, Ohio. “We are extremely happy to be aligning with Read the full article…

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.

The Wink In Weed: The Midwest Leg Of ‘Cannafest Destiny’ Tours The Heartland

Grand Poohbah Bill Levin

By David Rheins So much attention is spent on the great progress that is being made on the East Coast, that we sometimes forget to acknowledge the truly historic changes that are transforming the country’s heartland.  As wise approach this Independence Day, those of us in the marijuana reform movement and legal cannabis industry have Read the full article…

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…

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…

Medical Marijuana Amendment Could Be On 2016 Ohio Ballot

“It’s really about time,” said Mason Tvert, a spokesperson for MPP. “We just can’t wait any longer.”

OHIO: A Washington D.C.-based organization wants to put a medical marijuana amendment on Ohio’s November ballot. Marijuana Policy Project, founded in 1995, plans to propose a constitutional amendment that would create a medical marijuana system similar to those states that have already legalized medical marijuana. The group has led several successful marijuana advocacy efforts in Michigan, 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…