Ohio Department of Commerce

Eric Gay / Associated Press

For the first time, a company has been given the go-ahead to start growing marijuana in Ohio. The group just received an official cultivator license from the state.

Ohio Senate

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.

Eric Gay / Associated Press

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

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
Richard Vogel / Associated Press

Ohio’s medical marijuana program likely won’t be fully grown by the fall.

Legal Marijuana Oregon
Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press

Ohio’s Auditor says it’s probably too late for the state Department of Commerce to pause its medical marijuana processes to fix problems. He’s telling the department to focus now instead on defending lawsuits.

A medical marijuana dispensary in Los Angeles.
Richard Vogel / Associated Press

The agency that oversees Ohio’s medical marijuana program admits there are problems with the scoring process used to grant medical marijuana growing licenses. 

Legal Marijuana Oregon
Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press

Ohio’s auditor has found a big problem with the process for scoring applications from those interested in growing medical marijuana for the state’s new program.

Legal Marijuana Oregon
Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press

State Auditor Dave Yost says questions about past drug convictions of a consultant who played a key role in Ohio’s new medical marijuana program, set to begin operation in September, need to be addressed now. And he says it’s time for an investigation.

Legal Marijuana Oregon
Gosia Wozniacka / Associated Press

The Ohio Department of Commerce has chosen the 12 companies that will be given licenses to operate large-scale medical marijuana growing farms. They also chose a final small grower, rounding out the list of 24 companies authorized to produce medical marijuana under a new system expected to go live by September.

Athens County

It appears the state’s new medical marijuana bill has cleared a hurdle. A public college has stepped forward to volunteer to serve as the state’s medical marijuana testing laboratory.

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