Ohio Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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Multistate marijuana firm Curaleaf to expand into Ohio with $20 million acquisition

Massachusetts-based Curaleaf, which last week agreed to acquire Cura Partners for almost $1 billion, will expand into Ohio with the purchase of Ohio Grown Therapies. The $20 million deal, expected to close in the second half of 2019, includes the acquisition of Johnstown-based Ohio Grown Therapies’ cultivation and processing facilities and licenses. For more details, click […]

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Green Growth offer for Aphria cannabis group expires

Ohio-based marijuana group Green Growth Industries’ offer for Canadian producer Aphria has expired, ending the hostile takeover bid. Aphria, which trades as APHA on both the New York Stock Exchange and the Toronto Stock Exchange, consistently rejected Green Growth’s offer. For more details on the offer’s expiration, click here.

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PharmaCann gets extension on Ohio cannabis grow facility key to MedMen deal

PharmaCann, which is due to merge with MedMen via a $682 million stock deal, received a state extension until October to complete the development of a cultivation facility in Buckeye Lake, Ohio. The $20 million cultivation center must be operational before California-based MedMen can complete the acquisition of PharmaCann, according to Columbus Business First. That’s because […]

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Ohio medical cannabis participation rate remains low

Ohio’s licensed medical marijuana dispensaries have had to face the reality that only 28% of Ohioans who signed up for the state’s medical marijuana registry in the first three months made a purchase during that time. The Enquirer of Cincinnati cited a number of factors as culprits – including high prices, high licensing fees, the […]

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