Ohio

Thu
07
Feb

The crackdown on CBD edibles has begun

CBD, one of the buzziest wellness products of 2019, just hit a snag. New York City has forbidden the sale of CBD edibles in restaurants, bars, and other establishments that fall under the Department of Health's purview, Eater reported Tuesday. Health inspectors in the city are already visiting restaurants to enforce the crackdown.

Wed
30
Jan

Denver dispensary caught red-handed trying to have its cake and eat it too

Members of the legal cannabis trade can sometimes still find themselves jammed up in the criminal justice system when they let greed get the best of them.

Just last Friday, three Denver dispensary owners were sentenced to a year in prison after facilitating marijuana sales intended for the black market. It is a case that officials are calling the first local prosecution of a legal marijuana operation in the United States, according to the Associated Press.

Mon
28
Jan

Pot owners plead guilty in unique charges vs. legal business

The owners of a Denver marijuana business pleaded guilty Friday to drug and racketeering charges and will spend a year in prison in what city officials called the first local prosecution of a legal pot enterprise in the U.S.

A yearlong investigation of Sweet Leaf’s sales practices centred on a practice known as “looping,” where a customer purchases the maximum amount of marijuana that Colorado law permits and repeatedly returns to the same retailer to purchase more on the same day. Prosecutors believe people using the strategy at Sweet Leaf locations purchased more than 2 tons of marijuana intended for sale on the black market.

Fri
18
Jan

Ohio medical cannabis dispensaries sell $75,000 of product on first day

Ohio’s medical marijuana program are finally up and running after a long waiting period. The first four medical cannabis dispensaries that opened on Wednesday sold through $75,000 of dried cannabis product on the first day.

That number accounts for nearly 8.7 pounds and works out to being approximately $538 per ounce. The Shops did not sell out on the first day.

The four dispensaries that opened Wednesday are:

  • CY+ Dispensary, 180 Main St. in Wintersville
  • The Forest Sandusky, 1671 Tiffin Ave. in Sandusky
  • Ohio Valley Natural Relief, 840 Canton Rd. in Wintersville
  • The Botanist, 3840 Greentree Ave.. SW in Canton

Ohio plans to eventually have close to 60 medical marijuana shops with seven in Greater Cincinnati.

Wed
16
Jan

Everything you ever wanted to know about medical marijuana in Ohio

The first Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open Wednesday. 

Whether you are a patient ready to purchase or just a curious citizen, let's take a look back at what we know so far, before the first big sale.

Mon
14
Jan

Medical marijuana hits market in Ohio this week

The state's roll out of medical marijuana has hit plenty of delays. However, the first medicinal marijuana patients are likely to have recommendation filled this week. Here's a look at what to expect.

Editor's note: This is the first of a three-part series examining medicinal marijuana in Ohio, which is expected to be available this week.

The long wait is almost over for supporters of medical marijuana in Ohio.

After months of delays, the first batches of medical cannabis are expected to be sold this week to approved patients.

The state initially wanted marijuana products available in dispensaries by September. But thanks to delays, the state's cannabis growers didn't get started until last summer, and marijuana takes months to cultivate.

Fri
11
Jan

Cleveland Clinic will not recommend medical marijuana to its patients

Within days, medicinal products containing marijuana could be in the hands of Ohio patients.

According to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, 4,964 patient recommendations have been submitted through the registry in four weeks. Of those recommendations, 3,575 people have activated their registry card.

One provider who will not be recommending medical marijuana to its patients is Cleveland Clinic.

Fri
11
Jan

No weed-and-wine tours in Ohio. Medical marijuana dispensaries will be off-limits to most

Marijuana tourism has become an industry unto itself in states such as Nevada and California, where marijuana is legal for both medical and recreational use.

Some travel agencies even offer cannabis getaways to Denver, Las Vegas and other cities, where party buses heading to dispensaries for cannabis tours have become a common sight.

Marijuana retail outlets have even teamed with restaurants and wineries to offer "weed-and-wine'' or "eats-and-edibles'' tastings in on-site consumption lounges.

But the party stops at Ohio's border.

Thu
10
Jan

First Ohio medical marijuana sales expected next week – if all goes according to plan

 

Ohio's first medical marijuana sales could happen at the end of next week – provided everything happens as planned.

Medical marijuana has been grown and harvested, and one dispensary is ready to open its doors. But all marijuana flower and products must be tested for potency and contaminants by an independent lab before they can be sold. 

Two testing labs have received final certificates of operation from the state. Both were collecting samples from some of the 29 state-licensed marijuana cultivators on Wednesday.

Hocking Technical College's testing lab received its certificate of operation Tuesday. Lab director Jonathan Cachat said the lab could have results back to cultivators by mid-week next week.

Fri
04
Jan

Ohio medical marijuana program to roll out this month

Ohio residents waiting for medical cannabis have had to witness one of the slowest program rollouts that any state has ever seen. However, Chris Lindsey, senior legislative counsel for the Marijuana Policy Project told sources earlier this week that patients will be able to get legal cannabis within the next few days.

“This will benefit patients because there will finally be licensed facilities patients can visit to get medical cannabis that has been tested and meets state standards,” said Lindsey. “Patients shouldn’t have to wonder if they are following the law or getting a safe product. Retail access finally offers that clarity.”

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