Medical Marijuana


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.

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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. 

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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. 

State regulators have issued an operating certificate to an Eastlake  medical marijuana cultivator so that it can start planting crops immediately.  

There have been court challenges by rejected applicants, inspections issues and other problems in putting the state’s medical marijuana program into effect.

Ohio Public Radio

For the first time, a company has been given the go-ahead to start growing marijuana in Ohio. 

Ohio Public Radio

The Ohio Department of Commerce says medical marijuana won't be available by the September 8 deadline. 

Ohio Public Radio

The state Monday announced the locations of 56 medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy today is scheduled to announce where 56 medical marijuana dispensaries will be located in 28 geographic districts. 

Thirty U.S. states have enacted medical cannabis laws, and all but one of them include cancer in the list of conditions allowed. Such laws give cancer patients across the country access to a substance that remains illegal under federal law.