Ohio

Mon
12
Nov

Ohio: Some medical marijuana should be available by year's end

Ohio officials say it could be a leafy green Christmas for some medical marijuana patients as small amounts of cannabis become available for sale before the end of the year.

The Columbus Dispatch reports a spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Commerce says the state's first harvested marijuana plants should be processed, tested and on dispensary shelves next month.

Spokeswoman Kerry Francis says delays in certifying testing labs that gauge potency and examine plant products for contamination has thwarted plans to make cannabis available this month.

Thu
01
Nov

Ohio doctors are charging hundreds of dollars for marijuana recommendations

Ohio legalized medical marijuana only a few months ago, and things have gotten off to a rocky start. And now it appears doctors may be taking advantage of the newly legal industry, writes Joseph Misulonas.

Fri
19
Oct

Medical marijuana: Ohio's newest industry has a big problem, what to do with its money

 

When Ohio's medical marijuana dispensaries finally open their doors later this year or early next year, they're expected to rake in a ton of cash. But they probably won't be heading straight to the bank with it.

Most banks and credit unions won't handle proceeds from marijuana-related businesses because the drug is still considered a controlled substance by the federal government.

Consequently, companies providing financial services to marijuana-related businesses could be subject to prosecution for money laundering and other federal crimes. Most aren't willing to take the risk, forfeiting billions of dollars in potential deposits from marijuana growers, processors, retail dispensaries and other related businesses.

Mon
15
Oct

Ohio's first cannabis crop gets growing

Ohio, Along a wide meander of the Muskingum River southwest of Zanesville where the ruins of an abandoned strip mine scar the landscape, some of the state’s most valuable and sought-after crops have sprouted. Behind a high chain-link fence, past layers of armed security, and always within sight of surveillance cameras, dozens of thin green shoots, each a few inches long and topped by a spray of dark-green leaves, are growing in plastic domes that look like big rotisserie-chicken containers. These precious things are some of first legal cannabis plants ever grown in Ohio.

Mon
15
Oct

Ohio: Columbus officials propose new rules for future medical marijuana businesses

Columbus zoning officials have proposed legislation to outline where future medical marijuana businesses can locate in the city, and to require dispensaries to introduce themselves to the appropriate neighborhood association. The city Development Commission on Thursday unanimously recommended the zoning ordinance changes and sent them to City Council staff for drafting and a vote, a process that takes a few weeks.

Wed
10
Oct

Riviera Creek brings science and tech to Ohio’s new medical cannabis market

Ohio’s faced a number of challenges trying to implement its medical cannabis program. But businesses are finally starting to bloom. In Nov. 2017, Riviera Creek, a Youngston-based cultivation group, received a medical cannabis business license from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Board. As of late September, they secured a Certificate of Operation from the state to grow medical marijuana and expect to have product by the end of Jan. 2019.

Wed
10
Oct

Medicine Man Technologies provides a client and general performance update

Medicine Man Technologies Inc. (OTCQX: MDCL), one of the United States' leading cannabis branding and consulting companies today provided the following client and business update.

Mon
08
Oct

Ohio's first cannabis crop is growing, but don't expect to see much of it until 2019

Ohio's first legal marijuana growers deal with security, potency and oversight; inside a $20-million Zanesville plant.

Along a wide meander of the Muskingum River southwest of Zanesville where the ruins of an abandoned strip mine scar the landscape, some of the state's most valuable and sought-after crops have sprouted.

Behind a high chain-link fence, past layers of armed security, and always within sight of surveillance cameras, dozens of thin green shoots, each a few inches long and topped by a spray of dark-green leaves, are growing in plastic domes that look like big rotisserie-chicken containers. 

These precious things are some of first legal cannabis plants ever grown in Ohio.

Fri
05
Oct

Ohio now considers CBD to be medical marijuana, will only allow it in dispensaries

Retailers are selling off their CBD stock at a discount to avoid criminal charges.

Thu
27
Sep

Ohio’s Hocking College to offer cannabis lab technician major

The cannabis lab technician major will include hands-on lab training and courses on the industry’s broader history.

Students enrolled at Hocking College in southeast Ohio will soon have the opportunity to pursue a new major.

This week, the small college of just under 3,500 students received final approval from the Higher Learning Commission to launch a new degree program in biomedical sciences. The major will prepare students for careers as cannabis lab technicians. And that’s good news for students looking for employment after they graduate; the medical and adult-use cannabis industry is definitely hiring.

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