Hemp Feds Approve Ohio's Hemp Licensing Plan By Associated Press • Dec 28, 2019 ams.usda.gov The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved industrial hemp licensing plans for Ohio, Louisiana and New Jersey. AG Creating Grant Program To Help Test For THC By Jim Letizia • Aug 14, 2019 Ohio Public Radio The Ohio Attorney General says he is creating a grant program to help local law enforcement agencies test between hemp and marijuana. Columbus Will Not Prosecute Misdemeanor Marijuana Possession By Alison Holm • Aug 7, 2019 Columbus City Attorney Zach Klein says his office will no longer prosecute misdemeanor marijuana possession charges, because current tests make it difficult to determine the exact amount of THC. DeWine Signs Hemp Bill Into Law By Jim Letizia & Ohio Public Radio • Jul 31, 2019 Ohio Public Radio Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed into law a bill legalizing the growth and processing of hemp. Statehouse Lobbyist Leading Group Representing Hemp Industry By Associated Press • Jul 22, 2019 cnn.com A Statehouse lobbyist is leading a new coalition representing Ohio's burgeoning hemp industry. Lawmakers Legalize Hemp Cultivation By Associated Press • Jul 19, 2019 cnn.com The Republican-led Legislature has passed a measure that would allow Ohio farmers and university researchers to grow industrial hemp and would legalize sales of hemp-derived cannabidiol oil, or CBD. DeWine Rejects Yet Another Marijuana Legalization Proposal By Associated Press • Mar 22, 2016 Republican Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine has rejected the summary for a statewide ballot issue seeking to legalize medical marijuana and industrial hemp.