medical marijuana

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President Trump is signaling he's willing to support a move toward the legalization of marijuana, which would be a departure from the position of his attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

Ohio House

In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how the Ohio House finally quieted the storm over the next speaker. The calm should last, oh, about six months.

Meanwhile, qualifying patients hoping for some green relief likely won't be getting medical marijuana by the state's September deadline.

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The state’s medical marijuana program is not going to be ready for patients on the scheduled start date on September 8. And there's no clear idea on when it will begin.

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Ohio said Tuesday that it will not have medical marijuana available by the September 8 deadline.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
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Ohio has licensed 56 locations that can sell medical marijuana once it becomes legal this fall, including five in Franklin County.

The Ohio pharmacy board is expected to announce today what businesses will be allowed to sell medical marijuana beginning this September.

The nearly five-dozen dispensary licenses are the next step in a series of permits Ohio is requiring to grow and sell medical marijuana beginning Sept. 8.  The awards had been expected to be made at a special meeting of the pharmacy board late last month. But it cancelled that meeting because of unexpected delays validating that each applicant met minimum standards. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jun 4, 2018
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The debate between Ohio House Republicans over who should be the chamber's speaker has been going on for several weeks. With a divided Republican party, House Democrats have an opportunity to influence the debate. 

Join us as we discuss the speakership, as well as the importance of the ECOT scandal in this year's elections, the Ohio Stand Your Ground Bill, the prospect of medical marijuana in Ohio, and more.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
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Ohio’s medical marijuana problem has hit another snag.

Thirty U.S. states have enacted medical cannabis laws, and all but one of them include cancer in the list of conditions allowed. Such laws give cancer patients across the country access to a substance that remains illegal under federal law. Anecdotal reports suggest it’s helpful in managing symptoms of chemotherapy, like pain and nausea.

Legal Marijuana Oregon
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Glen Miller sits in the second row of his Horticulture 101 class, listening as his professor gives a lecture on plant biology. At 61, Miller took a buyout from his former employer—a telecommunications company—and decided instead of retiring, he’d enroll in a training program for a second career. A career in cannabis.

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