None of the 56 medical marijuana dispensaries planned for under the state’s new medical marijuana program are operating yet. But that’s not stopping some doctors from writing recommendations for patients who can ultimately use the drug when it does become available.
Ohio Medicaid says it will continue to enforce a new rule requiring background checks of Medicaid providers. Some of them say the new practice will cost some good providers their jobs and will worsen tight staffing situations.
The President of the Ohio State Bar Association, an organization with over 20,000 lawyers and judges among its membership, is speaking out against Issue 1, the statewide November ballot measure aimed at reducing penalties for low-level drug crimes.
The winners of the second phase the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge were announced on Wednesday.
Each of the 12 proposals were picked from more than 50 entries submitted worldwide and received $200,000. The winners now have a chance to win a piece of the $8 million that Governor John Kasich set aside for the challenge.
Rich Cordray and Mike DeWine are both making the only statewide issue on the fall ballot a major topic of their campaigns to become governor. This puts an even bigger spotlight on the measure that would scale down prison time for non-violent drug offenders.
The director of Ohio's Department of Commerce says work continues to get the state's medical marijuana program fully up and running, but she's not sure when any pot will be available on dispensary shelves.
Arteaga fell ill on a Thursday afternoon in June. He was in his office in Danville, Ill., when he says the symptoms came on quickly. "The chills, and body aches, severe cramping, sharp pain in my stomach," Arteaga recalls.