Ohio Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

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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What medical cannabis firms might learn from Harvest’s compliance conundrums

Harvest Health & Recreation is in high-stakes clashes with medical marijuana regulators in Pennsylvania and Ohio, and the disputes could potentially offer other MMJ firms cautionary lessons around the necessity to maintain extremely pristine regulatory compliance in state-legal markets. At stake for Harvest are more than a dozen dispensary, processing and cultivation licenses in the […]

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Week in Review: CannTrust considers its options, Cresco rebrands, Harvest’s cannabis regulatory tumult & more

Troubled CannTrust hires an adviser to explore a possible sale, Cresco rebrands its dispensaries, Harvest Health & Recreation hits some regulatory snags in Pennsylvania and Ohio – and more of the week’s top marijuana business news. Amid turbulence, CannTrust seeks ‘strategic alternatives’ To cap off a rough-and-tumble month for Canadian marijuana producer CannTrust Holdings, the company’s board […]

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Harvest working to resolve medical marijuana ownership dispute in Ohio

Harvest Health & Recreation is working with Ohio regulators to resolve ownership questions that put three cannabis dispensaries in limbo and the Arizona company’s cultivation facility in the state under scrutiny. The issues are in addition to those that Harvest is working on in Pennsylvania, where regulators revoked a license to a growing operation Harvest […]

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