Ohio Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: Cannabis layoffs, regulators scrutinizing vitamin E acetate as vape villain, MI adult-use launch looms & more

Layoff announcements continue to weigh on the marijuana industry, state regulators focus on vitamin E acetate additive in vaporizer products as the vape crisis continues, Michigan businesses set their game plans for a December adult-use MJ launch, and more of the week’s top cannabis news. Pink slips pile up  Three well-known California cannabis companies this […]

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Green Growth Brands loses $64 million amid marijuana dispensary delays

Ohio-based CBD and cannabis company Green Growth Brands recorded a loss of more than $64 million for its fiscal year as it faced higher-than-expected capital expenditures and delays in building out its Nevada dispensaries. The company did not list its results from the previous year – it became a publicly traded company in January. Green Growth […]

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Marijuana businesses increasingly plan to sue if regulators fail to award them a business license

Cannabis companies, particularly multistate operators (MSOs), are increasingly incorporating lawsuits into their licensing application strategy in a bid to secure a permit in a highly sought-after market. That strategy of preparing to fight license rejections by state regulators, especially those lost by a narrow margin, is based on a number of factors: Many marijuana business […]

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Acreage affiliate Greenleaf resolves Ohio dispute, can open marijuana dispensaries

Greenleaf Apothecaries – an affiliate of New York-based multistate operator Acreage Holdings – is poised to open three medical cannabis dispensaries in Ohio after resolving its dispute with state regulators. The company, which does business as The Botanist and Harvest of Ohio, was prohibited from opening new dispensaries until its case was resolved. Regulators in […]

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Week in Review: Vape crisis continues, federal cannabis bill moves, Utah licenses & more

State regulators from across the country react to the vaping crisis, a federal marijuana banking bill sees movement, Utah ups its medical cannabis licensing opportunities – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. States’ responses to vaping crisis State regulators nationwide have begun responding in earnest to the vaping illness epidemic, which now stands […]

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Survey: Many Ohio medical cannabis patients ‘very dissatisfied’ with program

A survey of Ohio’s registered medical marijuana cardholders found that the price of MMJ remains prohibitively expensive and it’s difficult to buy. According to the Ohio State University’s Drug Enforcement Policy Center and the nonprofit advocacy group Harm Reduction Ohio, patients said the biggest barriers to purchasing medical cannabis, in order, were: High costs of […]

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Ohio balks at adding anxiety and autism for medical marijuana

The Ohio medical board dealt a blow to the state’s medical cannabis industry when it rejected petitions seeking to add anxiety and autism spectrum disorders as qualifying conditions. The board voted down those additions Wednesday after a Medical Board committee last month backpedaled on an earlier recommendation to add the conditions. The board determined that while […]

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Cannabis industry insiders brace for potential fallout as health officials report new vaping deaths, issue warnings

U.S. health officials were once again cautioning the public to refrain from using vaping products as related respiratory illnesses and even deaths continued to be disclosed last week. As of Friday, officials linked at least five fatalities to e-cigarettes and electronic marijuana vaping devices. The outbreak has some in the cannabis industry expecting at least a […]

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Harvest agrees to halt quest for two medical cannabis licenses in Pennsylvania

Harvest Health & Recreation, an Arizona-based multistate cannabis company, reached an agreement with Pennsylvania regulators to drop two permits for affiliated medical marijuana companies it was pursuing in the state. Harvest no longer will pursue permits for Harvest of Northwest PA and Harvest of North Central PA. The company also will not operate the two facilities […]

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Ohio panel reverses course on anxiety, autism as medical marijuana conditions

Ohio’s fledgling medical marijuana market was dealt a blow when an expert panel rescinded its recommendation to approve anxiety and autism as qualifying conditions. In neighboring Pennsylvania, adding anxiety to the MMJ list of conditions has resulted in a boom in patients and sales. The Ohio medical board committee reversed its position after four of […]

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Chart: Medical marijuana markets expanding at varying rates, with Oklahoma, Florida setting the pace

While medical marijuana is legally available in 36 states and Washington DC, the fragmented nature of the industry – each state creates its own set of rules – means each market grows at a different rate. The new quarterly release of the Marijuana Business Factbook presents updated profiles of each state market, highlighting the growth […]

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