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Local Organizations Hope to Cash in on Cultural Tourism Trend

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) —  Off the winding Route 33 and 12 miles east of Athens, a town with two names was founded in the 1800s by seven formerly enslaved African Americans: Tablertown, or Kilvert, depending on who you ask and where you are. David Butcher is a direct descendent of the Tablers and says his… Read More

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Ohio Increasing The Number Of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state will soon more than double the number of medical marijuana dispensaries. And it’s also changing the process for granting licenses for dispensaries. Businesses can apply for 73 new dispensary licenses, bringing the total allowed to 130 statewide. The new licenses will be awarded through a lottery process after… Read More

Medical Marijuana being grown

List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Program Could Grow by Three

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Two of the medical conditions rejected for inclusion in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program last year are getting another chance this year. An Ohio State Medical Board committee will, once again, consider anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as conditions for which marijuana could be recommended to patients. The committee will consider new information provided on those… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Kentucky Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Advances

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Medical marijuana advocates have won an initial victory in trying to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky. A legalization measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee on a 17-1 vote Wednesday. The committee room was filled with advocates who have pressed for years to legalize medical marijuana for people battling chronic pain and… Read More