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Ohio Certifies First Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Dec 13, 2018

State regulators have given the green light to the first medical marijuana dispensary in Ohio.

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As Ohio’s medical marijuana program comes closer to bearing fruit, Columbus leaders hope to join the growing number of U.S. cities decriminalizing recreational marijuana.

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An Ohio physician and medial professor believes medical cannabis should be used to treat opioid addiction in a state that saw a record number of overdose deaths last year.

It's now legal for adults to smoke pot in Canada. But some Canadians have found themselves barred – possibly permanently – if they admit at the U.S. border that they have used marijuana.

Estevan, Saskatchewan, is just 10 miles north of the border with North Dakota. The town's mayor, Roy Ludwig, told the CBC that residents have been turned away at the border for admitting to marijuana use.

What To Know About Ohio Law And Medical Marijuana

Oct 22, 2018
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Ohioans sometime in the next two months will be able to buy and use marijuana products to treat nearly two dozen medical conditions after obtaining a recommendation from a physician. Here are a few things prospective patients should consider as the state's medical cannabis program gets rolling.

Starting Wednesday, the sale of recreational marijuana begins in Canada following a law passed over the summer.

The law says anyone in Canada over the age of 18 is allowed to possess marijuana, provided it's less than 30 grams — just over an ounce. Canadians can also grow up to four marijuana plants in their home and buy from a provincially regulated retailer.

Carmen Fultz, an employee of Buckeye Relief LLC, sorts the male and female marijuana plants inside a Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.
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Several large and small cultivators of marijuana for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program say they plan to be harvesting their products soon. But that doesn’t mean patients will be able to buy it anytime soon.

Carmen Fultz, an employee of Buckeye Relief LLC, sorts the male and female marijuana plants inside a Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.
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Stepping into the small vestibule, visitors are immediately struck by a slightly musty, slightly skunky odor that provides a redolent clue about what's happening there.

The next clue: An employee takes your identification from behind bulletproof glass and doesn't give it back until you leave.

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

Franklin County Sheriff's deputies recently followed their noses and discovered a large amount of marijuana growing outside of a Prairie Township home. A 59-year-old man has been arrested.

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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.

While Ohio blew past the deadline Saturday for rolling out its medical marijuana program, the pot industry is confident greener days are coming soon.

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New rules under Ohio’s new medical marijuana law, which takes effect Saturday, will leave some boutique shops and health stores without CBD (cannabidiol) oil. Used for ailments like pain and anxiety, CBD oil is one of their top-selling products.

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Products derived from marijuana that don’t contain THC, the chemical that produces a “high,” are being sold in stores throughout the state. Cannabidiol or CBD oil can be found in boutique shops and health food stores.

Legal Marijuana Oregon
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Amid delays in the state's medical marijuana program, Cleveland School of Cannabis is holding an open house in Columbus on Friday for people interested in working in the industry. 

Ohio’s medical marijuana program has seen court challenges by rejected applicants, inspections issues, and other problems. And now there’s yet another delay in the program, which was supposed to be up and running in less than two months.

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