Medical marijuana

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Investors who want a license to grow medical marijuana for Ohio’s new program will have to wait until November to find out whether they will receive one. 

The state’s new medical marijuana program is supposed to begin a little more than a year from now. But there are still lots of questions, such as who will grow the plants, what conditions they’ll be grown under, and who will do lab testing on the cannabis before patients get access to it. 

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The window to apply to become growers under Ohio’s medical marijuana program has closed, with the state receiving 185 applications – all with nonrefundable fees attached.

Karen Kasler

One of the three people who plans to build a medical marijuana campus in Southwest Ohio thinks thinks the drug can be used to treat one of the state’s biggest problems – opioid abuse.

Jo Ingles

Two of the people who played key roles in the marijuana legalization plan rejected by Ohio voters in 2015 are planning to take a key role in Ohio’s new medical marijuana program. 

The ball is rolling in Ohio to create the state’s medical marijuana program as a first draft of rules for who can sell medical pot has been released.

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The panel working on putting the state’s new medical marijuana law in place has come up with some rules for sites where marijuana would be grown in Ohio. And the number of proposed growing sites has upset activists who’ve had questions about the new law.  " title="<--break-->" class="wysiwyg-break drupal-content">


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The state organization that oversees doctors in Ohio is advising them against recommending marijuana for patients right now, though the state medical board isn’t stopping them from doing that.

Jo Ingles

It could take more than a year before Ohio doctors could recommend marijuana for patients under Ohio’s medical marijuana program. But what would happen if someone in Ohio has obtained medical marijuana legally in another state and was using it here? Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports on the first bill to make changes in Ohio's medical marijuana program.

Dan Konik

The state’s new medical marijuana law goes into effect Thursday. That means Ohio is now able to start putting the process in place to allow Ohioans to get medical marijuana. But that doesn’t mean Ohioans who have illnesses to qualify for the drug can get or use it anytime soon.

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The leader of the Ohio House of Representatives has established a process for making his appointments to the new Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has issued a proposed amendment to provide some clarification for lawyers who are trying to advise clients about the state’s new medical marijuana law.

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A day that medical marijuana activists have been waiting on for decades dawns on September 8, when the state law creating a medical marijuana program in Ohio takes effect. But with less than two weeks to go, there’s a lot of work to do.

Dan Konik

Some Ohio communities are already considering opting out of allowing medical marijuana dispensaries and facilities already opting out of hosting dispensaries before the plan is even implemented. But one Ohio community is rolling out the red carpet for the new medical marijuana industry.

Statehouse News Bureau

Ohio’s new medical marijuana law goes into effect in September but there are questions right now about the services Ohio attorneys can offer clients who are seeking to comply with it. The state’s highest court is stepping in to help answer those questions.

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When Ohio’s leaders passed the state’s new medical marijuana law, which takes effect next month, they had hoped the federal Food and Drug Administration would take marijuana off its list of drugs it considers the most dangerous. But that agency has decided not to do that.

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Ohio’s new medical marijuana law is set to go into effect in September but questions are being raised about its constitutionality.

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Medical marijuana has been signed into law in Ohio, but that’s just the first step towards actually implementing a process. 

Now that an organization that initially wanted to put a constitutional amendment to legalize medical marijuana has halted its campaign to get signatures for this fall’s ballot, the question - is what will happen to that campaign in the future?  A political scientist to provide some possible answers.

Jo Ingles

The group that’s been collecting signatures to put a medical marijuana plan on the ballot this fall has suspended that campaign, just a couple of days after the Ohio Legislature passed its own medical marijuana bill.

Andy Chow

After nearly twenty years of trying, backers of a bill to allow medical marijuana in the Buckeye state are celebrating a historic vote by the Ohio Legislature, and is headed to the governor.

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A medical marijuana bill is set to come up for a vote in the Senate today. The timing is critical, since lawmakers are leaving for summer break and unlikely to return before the November election – and there are two groups working on ballot issues to legalize medical marijuana to put before voters this fall.  Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) talked about Senate President Keith Faber’s comments that half the Republican caucus is against the medical marijuana bill, which is backed by Republicans in the House.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio legislature’s marijuana bill has a good shot at passing this week - or it might fail, depending on who you talk to.

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There have been some changes to the proposed bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Ohio. The bill that’s set to go before the full Ohio Senate tomorrow.

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Senators debating a medical marijuana bill passed by the Ohio House have made some changes to the plan. 

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When the Ohio House passed a bill to legalize medical marijuana, a former lawmaker was watching the floor debate online.

Andy Chow

After more than twenty years of repeated attempts, the Ohio House has overwhelmingly approved a historic bill that would allow regulated medical marijuana in the Buckeye State.

Jo Ingles

The Ohio House committee that’s been working on a new bill to allow medical marijuana has voted its new legislation out of committee.

Jo ingles

Groups around the state are starting to mobilize the people they hope will turn out this fall by organizing statewide voter registration drives.

Jo Ingles

Patients who want medical marijuana in Ohio are starting to take sides in which plans they support.

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