Ohio Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Week in Review: CannTrust’s cannabis regulatory woes, Florida MMJ caps, push for Congress’ support of STATES Act & more

CannTrust is zapped by Health Canada for unlicensed cannabis cultivation, Florida’s medical marijuana license caps and vertical integration regulations are ruled unconstitutional, marijuana advocates urge a U.S. Congressional panel to support states-rights marijuana legislation – plus more of the week’s top marijuana business headlines. Bad week for Canadian marijuana grower Ontario company CannTrust was hit […]

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Ohio regulators claim two medical cannabis dispensaries violated rules

Ohio regulators are cracking down on two medical marijuana dispensaries, alleging the retailers violated state rules involving ownership issues. Greenleaf Apothecaries, which does business as The Botanist, and Harvest of Ohio, won’t be able to open any new dispensaries until their cases are resolved, according to The (Cincinnati) Enquirer. Greenleaf’s attorney told the newspaper the […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: Ohio eyes medical cannabis additions, Iowa MMJ fight, L.A. deadline & more

Here are some notable stories and events in the cannabis industry to watch for in the coming days: OHIO BOARD DELIBERATES: After tabling discussions last month about adding autism spectrum disorder and anxiety to the list of qualifying conditions for its medical marijuana program, the State Medical Board of Ohio is expected to resume deliberations […]

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50% of Ohio’s registered medical marijuana patients not buying, citing high cost

More than 42,000 medical marijuana patients in Ohio have signed up since the program went live in January, but half of those registered haven’t purchased cannabis because it is too pricey. A tight supply as a result of a lack of licensed cultivators, processors and dispensaries is keeping prices steep at retail stores, though costs have […]

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Ohio board postpones decision to add new medical cannabis qualifying conditions

The State Medical Board of Ohio delayed a vote on including anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, which could have added new opportunities for MMJ businesses in the state. Board President Dr. Michael Schottenstein said Wednesday the vote would be delayed to give two new board […]

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Marijuana Business This Week: MJBizConNEXT sees the future, critical California CBD hearing, Ohio eyes MMJ expansion & more

Here are some notable stories and events in the cannabis industry to watch for in the coming days: WHAT’S NEXT: More than 4,000 attendees and 300 exhibitors are flocking to New Orleans for MJBizConNEXT 2019, where they will contemplate what’s ahead for the ever-changing cannabis and hemp industries. For three days beginning Wednesday at the […]

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Green Growth eyes Florida medical marijuana market, nixes Arizona deal

Ohio-based medical marijuana company Green Growth is moving into Florida through a $54.65 million agreement to acquire Spring Oaks Greenhouses, an MMJ company based in the state. The acquisition, expected to close in August, would allow Green Growth to operate up to 35 dispensaries in Florida’s sizable medical cannabis market. Green Growth also announced the […]

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Marijuana retailer Green Growth Brands logs quarterly net loss of $15.4 million

Green Growth Brands, an Ohio-based cannabis company, reported quarterly revenue of $5.6 million for the three months ended March 31. It did not report revenues for the same quarter last year. Net loss for the period totaled $15.4 million, compared with a net loss of $593,339 in the same period in 2018. Green Growth trades […]

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Adult use in NJ a no-go for now, AR medical cannabis sales launch, new states allow edibles & more

New Jersey legislators abandon their current efforts to legalize recreational cannabis, Arkansas finally sees its first medical marijuana sales, MJ-infused edibles expand into new states – plus other important news from around the industry.   No-go in NJ Garden State lawmakers conceded that legalizing adult-use marijuana isn’t going to happen via a legislative move in the […]

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Ohio dispensaries kick off sales of edible medical cannabis products

Ohio medical marijuana retail shops began selling cannabis-infused gummy products last week, but supply has been limited and at least one dispensary sold out within days of receiving its shipment. Only two marijuana product manufacturers currently operate in the Buckeye State, which means MMJ edibles are not yet widely available, The (Cincinnati) Enquirer reported. The […]

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Ohio panel endorses anxiety, autism as conditions for medical marijuana use

An Ohio state medical board committee recommended the state add anxiety and autism to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, which likely will help boost participation in the program and MMJ sales. But the panel rejected depression, insomnia and opioid addiction, The (Cincinnati) Enquirer reported. Ohio would have been the first state to approve […]

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Labeling error prompts Ohio to stop sales of medical marijuana concentrate

A labeling error involving medical marijuana concentrate spurred Ohio regulators to halt sales of the product at 13 of 15 retail shops. It’s believed to be the first time Ohio officials have stopped sales of a product since the Buckeye State’s MMJ program kicked off in January, The (Cincinnati) Enquirer reported. The targeted product – which […]

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