Ohio Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Second medical marijuana testing lab opens in Ohio

Hocking College in southern Ohio became the second cannabis testing laboratory in the state to begin taking medical marijuana product for analysis. A lack of operational labs has been a big concern to Ohio’s marijuana businesses because state law requires that cannabis be tested for potency and purity before sales at dispensaries can begin. Regulators have licensed […]

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Week in Review: NY gov wants adult use, PA/NJ boost medical marijuana business opportunities & Ohio regulators get a bailout

New York’s governor wants the state to legalize recreational cannabis ASAP, Pennsylvania and New Jersey take steps to boost medical marijuana business opportunities, and Ohio MMJ regulators get a $2.1 million bailout. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. NY and the ‘adult-use revolution’  New York Gov. Andrew […]

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Ohio green lights medical marijuana lab, clearing last hurdle to begin sales

Ohio regulators awarded the state’s first certificate of operation to a laboratory to test medical cannabis, clearing the last obstacle to medical marijuana sales. North Coast Testing Laboratories of Streetsboro had its inspection on Wednesday and was deemed fully compliant with the state’s rules and the lab’s application, according to a spokesperson from Ohio’s Department […]

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Ohio regulators to receive $2.1 million to cover medical cannabis legal fees

Ohio’s medical marijuana regulatory agencies have been approved for a $2.1 million loan to help cover legal fees. The $2.1 million, approved by the state’s Controlling Board, is needed to cover legal costs from lawsuits brought by companies denied medical marijuana cultivators’ licenses. More details on the loan and the lawsuits can be found here.

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Ohio regulators ask for $2.1M to cover costs of medical marijuana lawsuits

Ohio’s medical cannabis regulators are asking for an additional $2.1 million from state funds to cover the legal fees incurred from lawsuits lobbed by companies that were denied MMJ licenses. By March 2018, at least three lawsuits had been filed against the state by eight medical marijuana companies. More details on the impact of the […]

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First medical cannabis dispensary gets OK to open in Ohio

Ohio has given the first medical marijuana dispensary the approval to open, but it’s still uncertain when sales will begin. State regulators gave the go-ahead to Cresco Labs’ CY+ dispensary near Steubenville, on the eastern side of the state, making it the first of the dozens of provisionally licensed retailers to receive a certificate of operation. […]

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Week in Review: NJ adult-use cannabis bills advance, OH credit union plans MMJ banking & MA recreational sales boom

New Jersey legislative committees advance potentially groundbreaking adult-use cannabis legislation, an Ohio credit union offers limited banking services to medical marijuana companies, and sales are booming at Massachusetts’ first two recreational MJ stores. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. Garden State marijuana legislation moves Cannabis businesses are […]

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Credit union proposes ‘limited banking services’ for Ohio medical marijuana companies

An Ohio credit union confirmed Monday it will offer “limited banking services” to the state’s medical cannabis companies. While it’s not clear at this point what “limited banking services” means exactly and what may be offered to marijuana businesses by Wright-Patt Credit Union, the move is a positive one for cannabis companies that hope to […]

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Ohio judge: Medical marijuana ownership ‘racial quota’ is unconstitutional

An Ohio judge struck down a provision in the state’s medical cannabis program stipulating that 15% of licenses go to minority-owned groups, saying it’s unconstitutional. Franklin County Judge Charles Schneider said the provision denied Greenleaf Gardens, one of the cultivation license applicants, of its rights because two lower-rated, minority-owned firms were picked ahead of it. […]

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Week in Review: OR cannabis firms owe the tax man, Ohio nears MMJ sales & some MI cities ban rec businesses

Oregon cannabis businesses fall behind on their tax obligations, Ohio inches closer to launching its tardy medical marijuana program, and some Michigan cities are prohibiting adult-use MJ companies. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. Oregon tax crunch Oregon marijuana businesses may owe the state up to $15.7 […]

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