ohio

  1. Ron Strider

    OH: Will Legal Marijuana Flourish Or Fold In 2018

    In the rapidly evolving world of legal marijuana, 2018 is poised to be one for the history books in Ohio. In less than 10 months, some of Ohio's sickest residents should be able to use state-issued identification cards to shop at a local dispensary for a medical marijuana product grown and...
  2. Ron Strider

    9 Apply To Test Medical Marijuana In Ohio

    Central Ohio won't have any medical marijuana growers when Ohio's program begins, but it could be home to several testing labs. Three of the nine applicants to test medical marijuana plant material and products listed central Ohio sites on their applications, according to records released...
  3. Ron Strider

    OH: Medical Marijuana Growers Apply To Make Brownies, Lotions, Cannabis Products

    At least 22 of the 24 companies chosen to grow Ohio's first medical marijuana plants are also vying for one of 40 licenses to make marijuana brownies, lotions, patches and other products. Of those, at least 12 also applied for licenses to sell marijuana at dispensaries -- the state plans to...
  4. Ron Strider

    OH: More Than 100 Apply For State Medical Marijuana Processing Licenses

    More than 100 applications for medical marijuana processing licenses were turned in to the Ohio Department of Commerce by the Dec. 15 deadline. The department will authorize up to 40 licenses, and some will likely be in northwest Ohio. While the list of 104 applicants released by the state...
  5. Ron Strider

    Ohio's Medical Marijuana Laws

    In 2016, the Ohio legislature passed House Bill 523, legalizing medical cannabis. As of this writing, 29 states and the District of Columbia now have legalized cannabis– in one form or another. Here in Ohio, lingering questions remain, and it's up to a handful of state government agencies to...
  6. Ron Strider

    OH: First Medical Marijuana Farm Comes To This Big State

    Add the Buckeye State to the list of those that have attracted medical marijuana growers. The CEO of a medical marijuana company that broke ground on Ohio's first cultivation facility in Yellow Springs last week described the Dayton-area community as tailor-made for his new venture. "If we...
  7. Ron Strider

    Overseers Of Ohio's Marijuana Industry 'Wouldn't Have Done Anything Differently'

    Overseers of Ohio's new medical marijuana industry defended how they picked 24 businesses to run the state's marijuana farms, including the hiring of a convicted felon. Ohio paid Trevor C. Bozeman to score the applicants for marijuana farms — a highly competitive process where winners will...
  8. Ron Strider

    Ohio's First Marijuana Cultivation Facility To Be Built In Yellow Springs

    The CEO of a medical marijuana company set to break ground Thursday on Ohio's first cultivation facility in Yellow Springs described the Dayton-area community as tailor-made for his new venture. "If we were going to create this new version of cannabis (production) in an area that never had it...
  9. Ron Strider

    Ohio Push For Recreational Marijuana Follows Medical Pot Measure's Failure

    Ohioans could vote to legalize recreational marijuana and industrial hemp production as soon as next year through a measure backed by companies that didn't get one of the state's medical marijuana grow licenses. Jimmy Gould and Ian James, co-founders of Ohio's 2015 failed recreational marijuana...
  10. Ron Strider

    OH: Group To Announce 'Free Market' Recreational Marijuana Ballot Measure

    Recreational marijuana will get another big push starting today. One of the men behind the failed ballot issue from two years ago has come up with a new campaign. Jimmy Gould, co-founder of Responsible Ohio, at a morning press conference will announce a new ballot issue to change Ohio's...
  11. Ron Strider

    Anyone Over 21 Could Grow Weed At Home Under Proposed Ohio Ballot Initiative

    A group of local investors who failed in their bid to secure a state license to grow medical marijuana on Monday announced plans for a statewide ballot issue to fully legalize marijuana. Jimmy Gould, chairman of Cincinnati-based Green Light Acquisitions, proposed an Ohio constitutional...
  12. Ron Strider

    Could Ohio, Other States Lose Exemption From Marijuana Prosecution

    A cloud is looming over Ohio and every other state with a medical marijuana system. A little-known federal budget amendment that protects growers, processors, sellers and the professionals who work with them might expire this year at the behest of the Trump administration. Now known as the...
  13. Ron Strider

    OH: Johnstown Marijuana Business Not Selected For Marijuana Grow

    A Johnstown marijuana business narrowly missed being selected by the state of Ohio to run a marijuana farm to grow medical marijuana. Apeks Supercritical, which manufactures equipment used in the medical marijuana industry, was one of the investors in Ohio Grown Therapies LLC. Ohio Grown...
  14. Ron Strider

    Marijuana Legalization Plan Might Be Coming To 2018 Ohio Ballot

    Another issue to legalize marijuana might be heading to the Ohio ballot next year. The effort will be announced Monday. Jimmy Gould plans a new issue called the Ohio Constitutional Amendment for Free Market Adult Consumption of Marijuana. Gould was the key financial backer of the marijuana...
  15. Ron Strider

    OH: 2nd Round Of Cultivation Licenses Includes At Least One In Cuyahoga County

    The state announced the recipients of its 12 Level I medical marijuana cultivation licenses. These companies will be permitted to operated cannabis grow ops of up to 25,000 square feet. Cuyahoga County will have at least one cultivator located within its bounds: Parma Wellness Center LLC...
  16. Ron Strider

    Large Ohio Medical Marijuana Grow Licenses Awarded

    After months of waiting and speculation, state regulators have decided who will grow medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Department of Commerce on Thursday announced 12 winners of "level I" cultivation licenses for up to 25,000 square feet of growing space. The businesses awarded the...
  17. Ron Strider

    OH: Who Will Sell Medical Pot? 50 From Area Apply For Licenses

    In the latest step to establish a legal medical marijuana industry in Ohio, the state received 370 applications for dispensary licenses, including 50 from six area counties: 19 in Montgomery, 11 in Butler, 10 in Clark, five in Warren, four in Greene, one in Champaign. The next step will be to...
  18. Ron Strider

    Ohio Stands To Make Millions From Legalizing Medical Marijuana

    There will soon be medical marijuana growing operations throughout Northeast Ohio. Last week, the state issued the first licenses for small growing facilities and already, Ohio has made more than $2 million. "Certainly ecstatic, it's a lot of it just because of all the effort," said Dr...
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    Thanks for the add

    Hello, I'm a new member from Ohio As of September 8, 2017 MMJ is legal in Ohio. Time to get the hang of this. Thanks for the add.
  20. Ron Strider

    OH: Marijuana Farms Approved For Akron And Canton

    The state has approved two small-scale marijuana farms in Akron. But there's a chance the city will host only one. Each operator must come back to the city and the state for a second round of approval before planting can begin sometime before next summer. The Ohio Department of Commerce...