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Ohio Picks 2 Vendors to Ramp Up Medical Marijuana System

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A pair of vendors has been selected to develop Ohio’s seed-to-sale, medical marijuana tracking system and its online licensing system. The Ohio Department of Commerce said Tuesday that it competitively selected Metrc, a Franwell company, to develop and build the program’s digital tracking infrastructure. Metrc received a $1.2 million contract to… Read More

Ohio Mayors Seek Emergency Response Center for Opioid Crisis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – An organization representing Ohio big-city mayors wants Republican Gov. John Kasich to establish an emergency operations center to coordinate the state’s response to the opioid crisis. In a letter dated Monday, the Ohio Mayors Alliance cited the “unfolding catastrophe” of overdoses and deaths from heroin and prescription painkillers. Mayors commended Ohio’s… Read More

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W. Va. Psychiatric Hospital Sold

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The parent company of a West Virginia psychiatric hospital plans to sell the facility to a Tennessee-based company. Media outlets report Brentwood, Tennessee-based Meridian Behavioral Health Systems announced Monday it would buy Highland Health Center and Process Strategies, located in Charleston, West Virginia. Highland Hospital CEO Cynthia Persily says the companies… Read More