Ohio

Tue
05
May

Crime Lab in Ohio Rolls Out Testing Equipment to Distinguish Cannabis from Hemp

Since legalization first started rolling out in the U.S., states have been struggling with how to tell THC cannabis from hemp in lab tests without putting in a significant amount of work. The Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation has new equipment that will finally help make that distinction. 

Mon
20
Apr

Ohio Health Authorities Issue New Medical Marijuana Regulations

Medical marijuana patients in Ohio will no longer be stymied by frustrating limits on the amount of cannabis they can receive, thanks to new rules ushered in this week by the state’s board of pharmacy.

Patients in the state are restricted to a 90-day supply, which under the new rules that take effect on Friday, “is now divided into two 45-day fill periods based upon the patient’s current, active recommendation.”

Thu
16
Apr

Denver marijuana dispensaries see increase in burglaries during coronavirus pandemic

Denver marijuana businesses have seen an increase in burglaries during the coronavirus pandemic as the cannabis industry continues to see an uptick in crime in the city, according to police.

Thu
16
Apr

Ohio relaxes restrictions on medical marijuana purchases

Ohio is simplifying limits on medical marijuana purchases after patient complaints that restrictions prevented them from buying the medicine they need when they need it.

Patients will still be limited to a "90-day supply" of medical marijuana – that's in state law.

But restrictions that cut off many patients before they came close to reaching that amount will be eliminated Friday per a new Ohio Board of Pharmacy policy.

Mon
13
Apr

Ohio Becomes the Latest State to Report Record Monthly Marijuana Sales

Joining a growing list of states and even countries that have notched new all-time highs for marijuana sales, Ohio hit a new record in March. During the month, almost $13 million worth of product was sold there, according to state data analyzed by Crain's Cleveland Business. It was not apparent how much growth this represented from either the previous month, or from March 2019.

Mon
06
Apr

Coronavirus in Ohio: Medical marijuana dispensaries can offer curbside pick-up

Ohio medical marijuana patients can now pick-up their medicine without leaving their car or entering a dispensary.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy on Friday temporarily allowed dispensaries to make sales in the parking lot or on the sidewalk outside the store in light of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Sales at walk-up or drive-thru windows are also allowed.

Tue
17
Mar

Will Coronavirus Crush Ohio’s Marijuana Legalization Plan?

Three years, four months, and six days after Maine voters passed a ballot measure to legalize adult-use cannabis in November 2016, the state’s first batch of conditional licenses for cannabis businesses have finally been issued. State regulators expect retail sales to begin this summer.

A total of thirty one conditional licenses will go to sixteen cannabis stores, ten cultivation facilities, four product-manufacturing facilities, and one nursery. But Mainers can’t just drive down the road to a local shop just yet—a retail launch date has not been set, and a series of steps that business owners must take before they open their doors to the public still remain. 

Mon
16
Mar

Ohio medical marijuana recalled after it wasn't fully tested

Ohio officials on Friday recalled several medical marijuana products from cultivator Pure Ohio Wellness after it was found the products hadn't been properly tested for contaminants.

Several varieties of dried flower were sent to the state's three operational testing labs for preliminary testing. These tests were only for potency – amount of the compounds THC and CBD – and pesticides.

The flower was never given the full battery of tests required by program rules. Those tests detect heavy metals such as lead, microbials like salmonella and other potentially harmful substances.

Thu
12
Mar

Ohio Attorney General Rejects Marijuana Legalization Proposal Language

The effort to get a constitutional amendment legalizing recreational marijuana for adults on Ohio’s ballot this year hit a snag on Tuesday, with the state’s Republican attorney general rejecting the summary language proposed by the group backing the measure.

Mon
09
Mar

Which State Will Legalize Marijuana First In 2020: Kentucky, Ohio Or Indiana?

As with any bet, there is no sure thing. But, the following predictions are most likely how it will all go down. 

There has been a lot of discussion this year about legalizing marijuana in a few additional states across the Midwest now that Michigan and Illinois have joined the party. So far, three states — Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana — are looking at some options that could lead to new marijuana laws going on the books in 2020.

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