Ohio

Thu
07
May

Ohio Secures Equipment Needed to Differentiate Hemp From Marijuana

Ohio has officially secured the testing equipment it needs to tell the difference between marijuana and hemp.

Up until recently, most of Ohio’s crime labs, if not all, could only detect the presence of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but not the concentration. The concentration is key in determining whether the cannabis in question is hemp or marijuana, which would be anything containing more than 0.3% THC.

Wed
06
May

Cities Have Ignored Marijuana Crimes To Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Local officials in Columbus and Baltimore announced they won’t pursue marijuana offenses in order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Wed
06
May

Under 200 applied to grow hemp in Ohio; industry not surprised

Despite the enthusiasm for the legalization of hemp, Ohio Department of Agriculture received 198 applications for hemp cultivation for the 2020 growing season.

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. 

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