Ohio Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Connecticut MMJ research bodes well, OH docs hesitant & Maine rec is a go

Bart Schaneman  | December 23, 2016

By Omar Sacirbey and Bart Schaneman

Connecticut research could benefit the entire medical cannabis industry, a survey shows most Ohio physicians won’t write MMJ recommendations, and Maine’s adult-use program is a go after recount is halted.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Week in Review: Canada’s cannabis guidelines, Ohio’s dispensary rules & MJ’s big week in DC

Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey  | December 16, 2016

By Bart Schaneman and Omar Sacirbey

A task force makes recommendations for how the Canadian government should legalize recreational marijuana, Ohio writes draft rules for MMJ dispensaries, and cannabis has a big week in Washington DC.

Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry over the past week.

Draft Ohio cultivation rules: 18 licenses, huge fees

Bart Schaneman  | November 1, 2016

As many as 18 licenses would be available for medical marijuana growers in Ohio under proposed rules released by the state.

The draft regulations suggest two types of cultivation licenses: one for grows up to 15,000 square feet, and another for those totaling no more than 1,600 square feet. The state would award a dozen …

Poll: Majority of Americans favor rec marijuana legalization

Bart Schaneman  | October 12, 2016

As five states prepare to vote on legalizing recreational marijuana in November, a new Pew Research Center poll shows the majority of Americans favor legalization.

According to Pew, 57% of Americans say marijuana should be legal, with 37% opposed. Ten years ago the numbers were flipped, with 60% saying it should be illegal and …

Legalization foes appointed to Ohio medical marijuana board

Omar Sacirbey  | October 11, 2016

Two opponents of medical marijuana legalization have been appointed to a new Ohio medical marijuana advisory committee, raising concerns among MMJ advocates that the panel may be biased.

Both new members are top officials with the Drug Free Action Alliance, executive director Marcie Seidel, and assistant director Tony Coder. Their job will be …