Ohio senator seeks review of state’s medical marijuana program

Published: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm • Updated: Feb 22, 2018, 3:21 pm By Julie Carr Smyth, Ap Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS, Ohio — A state lawmaker moved Thursday to force a thorough review of Ohio’s medical marijuana program as questions pile up over its process for selecting grower applicants. Republican…

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Ohio should continue medical marijuana program despite ‘multiple’ flaws, state auditor says

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 3:59 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — The state auditor says Ohio should continue its medical marijuana program despite “multiple” flaws in selecting grower applicants. Republican Auditor David Yost says the program’s flaws should be handled by…

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Six applicants denied medical marijuana grow licenses are suing Ohio

Published: Feb 21, 2018, 6:01 am • Updated: Feb 21, 2018, 7:42 am By Jackie Borchardt, Tribune News Network COLUMBUS, Ohio — Six unsuccessful applicants to grow medical marijuana in Ohio claim in a new lawsuit that state regulators failed to follow their own rules while scoring cultivator applications, made…

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Ohio lawsuit challenges “racial quota” in marijuana program

Published: Jan 9, 2018, 2:00 pm • Updated: Jan 9, 2018, 2:00 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A company that wasn’t chosen for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program filed a lawsuit against the state claiming it was bumped because of “an unconstitutional racial quota.” There were 12…

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Spurned Ohio medical marijuana applicant pushes full legalization vote

Published: Dec 11, 2017, 1:08 pm • Updated: Dec 11, 2017, 1:08 pm By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — A spurned applicant for a medical marijuana grower’s license has announced plans for a 2018 Ohio ballot issue to legalize the sale and possession of marijuana. The proposal by Jimmy…

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Ohio receives 6 times more applications for medical marijuana dispensaries as they have licenses

Published: Nov 21, 2017, 9:20 am • Updated: Nov 21, 2017, 9:20 am By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — State officials say they’ve received more than 300 applications to operate 60 dispensaries that will sell medical marijuana. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said on Monday that it had received…

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Why Ohio growers may have to break the law to start medical marijuana crops

Published: Oct 20, 2017, 8:54 am • Updated: Oct 20, 2017, 8:54 am By Josh Sweigart, Dayton Daily News When Ohio officials award licenses next month allowing two dozen companies to cultivate medical marijuana, the growers will have almost a year to build facilities and produce their first crop. But…

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With exactly one year to go, many details of Ohio medical marijuana program still up in air

Published: Sep 8, 2017, 9:05 am • Updated: Sep 8, 2017, 9:32 am By Alan Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch In exactly one year, Ohioans with qualifying health conditions are, by law, supposed to be able to buy medical marijuana. But will they? “Absolutely,” said Ohio Commerce Director Jacqueline T. Williams,…

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Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis to Allow for Research

Ohio Lawmaker Urges Rescheduling of Cannabis When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released its controlled substances scheduling or drug classifications in 1970, they intended to classify drugs based on their potential for abuse, their medical use, and how addictive they may be. Few drugs scheduled as a Schedule I…

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