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Some of the people who brought a marijuana legalization plan to the ballot two years ago want to try to put a different one before voters next year, one that would allow both the sale and possession of recreational marijuana.

Three companies are applying for medical marijuana dispensaries in Cincinnati's Columbia Township. Administrator Mike Lemon says the clinics project they could do as much as $50 million in business in three to five years, significantly contributing to the economy.

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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.

One of the lawmakers who sat on the state panel that approved the state’s medical marijuana program wants to put it on hold until questions about it can be answered.

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One of the principal backers of the failed 2015 ballot issue to legalize marijuana is threatening legal action against the state's medical pot program.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Dec 4, 2017

Two Republicans who were running against each other to become Ohio's next governor have decided to team up instead. Also medical marijuana licenses are granted to Ohio growers. Coming up, what you should know.

We'll discuss this topics and more of the latest in state and national news with our panel of reporters.

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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.

On Friday, the Ohio Department of Commerce will stop accepting applications for its first crop of medical marijuana dispensary licenses. Although only 60 licenses will be issued, some industry insiders estimate that applications will number in the hundreds.

After Yarly Raygoza attended a drug prevention program at the Boys & Girls Club in Westminster, Calif., last year, she used what she learned to talk a few friends out of using marijuana.

The 14-year-old took the class again this year but worries that counseling her friends will become more difficult.

Two of Ohio’s newly licensed medical marijuana cultivators plan to open facilities in Akron, and several more could be coming to Northeast Ohio as well.

This building on North 20th Street was listed as a grow site on the small-scare growing application given provisional approval by the Ohio Dept. of Commerce.
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Ohio has chosen its first 11 growers for its medical marijuana program, including one that says it plans to open a grow site in Columbus' Milo-Grogan neighborhood.

On an afternoon in August at the Indiana State Library, a stately limestone building usually home to genealogy conventions or history lectures, the Indiana chapter of The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, or NORML, laid out a very distinctive welcome mat emblazoned with a familiar leafy plant.


Ohio Colleges Wade Cautiously Into Medical Marijuana Business

Sep 26, 2017
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Ohio is one of eight states rolling out medical marijuana programs. When Ohio lawmakers passed the state’s medical marijuana law last year, one of the provisions was that Ohio colleges and universities should be the first to test the state’s medical marijuana supply.

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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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Officials in Ohio say they don't expect to issue the state's first medical marijuana cultivator licenses until around November, at least a month later than growers expected.

The Ohio Department of Commerce announced the timetable Thursday.

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