Brookfield Township Police seize suspected cocaine, marijuana from driver


Brookfield Township Police confirmed a driver was arrested after a traffic stop lead to officers finding various suspected drugs on Dec. 9.

BTPD stated officers pulled over a vehicle driving from Farrell to Warren for a marked lanes violation.

Officers detected criminal indicators and a probable search cause was conducted on the vehicle, according to BTPD.

BTPD said the following were found inside the vehicle:


Miamisburg company partners with musician Nelly on CBD products

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When Bluegrass Farmaceuticals went looking for a business partner for the products it now makes in Miamisburg, the company found a big one in three-time Grammy-winning musician Nelly.


Wayne County farm takes aim at expanding hemp operation, educating community

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When brothers Shawn and Josh Cutter proposed growing hemp at their traditional family farm in 2019, their sister and mother weren't convinced it was the right move. 

Their 500-acre farm produced crops like alfalfa, corn and soybeans for decades, so adding a new plant with little knowledge of it was a gamble, but the family was quickly swayed.

At the time, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine had just passed a bill legalizing hemp with low THC (less than 0.3%) — the main psychoactive compound in cannabis — opening a new market in Ohio.

A look back:Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs bill legalizing CBD, hemp. What happens next?


Plant-based Hemp + Oat Gelato Debuts Coast to Coast


Premium frozen dessert brand, Wonderlab's Doozy Pots, expands its footprint to over 400 grocers nationwide

After launching into much-loved Cleveland grocer Heinen's in 2019, Wonderlab's Doozy Pots has announced a major expansion. Their dairy-free oat and hemp gelatos are now available for the first time nationwide in 371 Sprout's markets, alongside west coast specialty grocers Erewhon and Jimbo's.

The brand was founded by food scientist Kirsten Sutaria, who has extensive ice cream R&D experience, having spent nine years as "Flavor Guru" at Ben & Jerry's, where she led the creation of their vegan range and helped convert their portfolio to Fair Trade and Non-GMO.


Nominations now open for the 2022 Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards


Greenhouse Management and Nursery Management are pleased to open nominations for the Horticultural Industries Leadership Awards (HILA) class of 2022. Each year, the GIE Horticulture Group, with the support of Syngenta, honors six exceptional leaders from the greenhouse and nursery industries. HILA is the only North American awards program to recognize recipients’ exemplary contributions to the horticulture industry, such as:

 -contributing to its development with their innovation and expertise

- excelling in environmental stewardship

 - enhancing the lives of employees, customers, communities, and the industry at large with their charitable giving

- making a positive impact on the industry


Struggle between large, small growers takes center stage in marijuana reform measure

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A Senate measure that would expand significantly the state’s medical marijuana system for businesses and patients got its second committee hearing Tuesday. The proposal is beginning to move as a different and more expansive recreational measure gathers signatures for next year’s ballot.

It’s been five years since state lawmakers approved Ohio’s current medical marijuana framework, and Sen. Steve Huffman, R-Tipp City, contends the program is under-performing. Only 57 dispensaries are up and running — about one for every 6,000 patients. Although nearly a quarter million patients are registered, only about 130,000 are active and prices for medication remain high. His proposal to update the program is SB 261.



Will Ohio legalize recreational marijuana? Voters could decide before lawmakers


“There’s a Republican bill in the House. There’s a Democratic bill in the House. There’s a state ballot initiative. There is a yearning for this to happen in the state of Ohio”.

State Representative Terrence Upchurch lays it out plainly. He co-sponsored the Democratic bill that’s been introduced in the House. He says it’s a great opportunity for Ohio, but there’s also a threat if the state doesn’t join the 19 others that have reaped the benefits.

“What I don’t want to see happen is we begin to lose business, our population continues to decrease, and we lose out on huge economic opportunity because we’re still lagging behind.”


More medical marijuana? Ohio lawmaker says it’s time to expand uses

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One of the lawmakers who sponsored the law that legalized medical marijuana in Ohio says it’s now time to broaden the program.


Jury Finds Pharmacy Chains Contributed to Ohio’s Opioid Crisis

Pharmacy chains will be appealing the verdict that they created a public nuisance by contributing the Ohio’s opioid crisis.

A federal jury in Ohio on Tuesday found that pharmacy giants Walgreens, CVS and Walmart contributed to the opioid crisis in that state, a verdict that could serve as a bellwether for thousands of similar cases pending from coast to coast. The decision is the first verdict returned by a jury that holds a pharmacy retailer responsible for its role in the devastating epidemic of opioid overdoses that has plagued the United States for decades.


The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Is Nearing Enough Signatures to Advance Its Adult-Use Cannabis Proposal in Ohio


If the group gathers 133,000 signatures, the Ohio Legislature would have four months to consider the group’s initiated statute.

The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol has collected nearly enough signatures to advance its adult-use cannabis legalization proposal in Ohio, according to the Ohio Capital Journal.

Thomas Haren, an Ohio-based attorney and a spokesperson for the Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol, told the news outlet that he expects the group to gather the 133,000 required signatures by the end of the month.


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