Category Archives: Ohio Medical Cannabis Business & Marijuana Legal News

Ohio green lights medical marijuana lab, clearing last hurdle to begin sales

Ohio regulators awarded the state’s first certificate of operation to a laboratory to test medical cannabis, clearing the last obstacle to medical marijuana sales. North Coast Testing Laboratories of Streetsboro had its inspection on Wednesday and was deemed fully compliant with the state’s rules and the lab’s application, according to a spokesperson from Ohio’s Department […]

Week in Review: NY gov wants adult use, PA/NJ boost medical marijuana business opportunities & Ohio regulators get a bailout

New York’s governor wants the state to legalize recreational cannabis ASAP, Pennsylvania and New Jersey take steps to boost medical marijuana business opportunities, and Ohio MMJ regulators get a $2.1 million bailout. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. NY and the “adult-use revolution”  New York Gov. Andrew […]

Week in Review: NJ adult-use cannabis bills advance, OH credit union plans MMJ banking & MA recreational sales boom

New Jersey legislative committees advance potentially groundbreaking adult-use cannabis legislation, an Ohio credit union offers limited banking services to medical marijuana companies, and sales are booming at Massachusetts’ first two recreational MJ stores. Here’s a closer look at some notable developments in the marijuana industry this week. Garden State marijuana legislation moves Cannabis businesses are […]

Ohio to strip license from medical cannabis grower

Ohio plans to revoke the license of a medical marijuana cultivator that has made little progress in building its facility in Toledo, according to the Columbus Business Journal. The business, OhiGrow, which won a Level 2 small cultivator license, could appeal. “We found them to be generally nonresponsive,” Mark Hamlin, senior policy advisor at the […]

As expected, Ohio misses deadline for medical marijuana rollout

Ohio blew past Saturday’s deadline for rolling out its potential $400 million medical cannabis program, but many in the industry are confident better days are coming soon. It’s not uncommon for state marijuana programs to be delayed, sometimes for years, by legal, regulatory or logistical snags, said Tom Rosenberger, executive director of the National Cannabis […]

Ohio awards seven provisional medical cannabis processing licenses

Ohio regulators on Friday awarded seven provisional medical marijuana processing licenses, and six more potential licensees are pending tax and background checks. The state, which received 104 processing applications, is allowed to award up to 40 provisional licenses. The processing licenses move the state “over one of the final hurdles to getting the program fully operational,” […]