Medical Marijuana

The State Medical Board of Ohio has voted to add cachexia to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.

The state Medical Board is accepting new petitions through December 31 seeking to add illnesses as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana. 

Ohio Public Radio

Nearly 75,000 Ohioans have registered with the state to receive medical marijuana. Of those, just over 51,000 have actually purchased the product.

The state Medical Board has rejected petitions seeking to add anxiety and autism spectrum disorders as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana patients. 

Ohio Public Radio

A new patient advocate is being appointed to Ohio's medical marijuana advisory board, after Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder fired Bob Bridges last week. 

Ohio Public Radio

An advocate for patients in Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program says he thinks more needs to be done to serve patients. 

Researchers hoping to study marijuana for scientific and medical purposes are one step closer to expanding their limited supply of the plant.

This week, the federal government announced it would begin processing dozens of pending applications for permission to cultivate the plant for scientific research.


Earlier this week, a State Medical Board of Ohio committee decided there wasn’t enough scientific proof that medical marijuana would help with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. 

A State Medical Board of Ohio committee has decided not to recommend adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state's list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana.

The State Medical Board Of Ohio Wednesday postponed a vote on adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana.

Cannabis Business Executive

Edible gummies are finally available at some Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries.

Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program says more than 30 thousand people with physician recommendations have registered to legally buy cannabis with about half having made purchases since some licensed dispensaries opened in January. 

The attorneys general of 38 states and territories sent a letter to congressional leaders on Wednesday, urging them: Please, let us bank the money generated by the country's booming cannabis business.

Jo Ingles

A dozen medical marijuana dispensaries have been given certificates of operation.


Columbus' first medical marijuana dispensary opens Tuesday on Grandview Avenue. 

Medical marijuana sales are off to a robust start.

Four medical marijuana dispensaries opened Wednesday.

Four medical marijuana dispensaries are expected  to begin selling today. 

The first of 56 medical marijuana dispensaries could open in a few days in eastern Ohio.

The state medical board is reviewing six additional conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana use in Ohio, including autism and chronic anxiety.  

State regulators have approved the first medical marijuana dispensary, which will be located in the village of Wintersville, west of Steubenville. 

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy says doctors have submitted nearly 2,000 recommendations in the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry.

Ohio's first medical marijuana harvest is underway.  

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Columbus City Council last night approved legislation opposing the renewal of state liquor licenses for seven local bars and carryouts, citing high levels of criminal activity. 

Columbus City Council tonight is expected to approve zoning regulations for medical marijuana facilities. 

A Franklin County judge has declared unconstitional a state requirement that 15 percent of medical marijuana licenses go to minority-owned groups.

The Ohio Department of Commerce says the state's first harvested medical marijuana plants should be processed, tested and on dispensary shelves next month. 

Ohio Public Radio

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray held the first of three planned gubernatorial debates on Wednesday in Dayton. 


None of the 56 medical marijuana dispensaries planned for under the state’s new program are operating yet.

More processing and testing facilities for Ohio’s medical marijuana program have been given provisional permits to proceed with their plans.