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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Expanding To New Areas Of The State

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A dozen medical marijuana dispensaries have been given certificates of operation. Dispensaries in Northeast and Eastern Ohio have been open for a few weeks. But there haven’t been any in central Ohio, until earlier today. The chilly weather didn’t keep Columbus resident Michael Doctor from standing in line at the opening of the Columbus Terrasona dispensary…. Read More

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

Medical Marijuana Sales Continue Yet Most Eligible Patients Are Not Getting It

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Medical marijuana sales in Ohio continue to increase, even if the product is still available on a very limited basis. The Department of Commerce reports people have bought more than $2 million of medical marijuana in the first two months of sales. The nine medical marijuana dispensaries now open have sold 288 pounds of the product since the first… Read More

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

Many Registered For Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program Are Not Yet Buying It

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More than 5,400 Ohioans have purchased cannabis since sales began at dispensaries in mid-January. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy says 5,465 patients have purchased medical marijuana. And that’s only about 28% of the number of patients registered for the program. One reason why so few are buying it could be due to the fact that… Read More

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

W.Va. Senate Passes Banking Fix to Medical Marijuana Law

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – The West Virginia Senate has passed a bill addressing banking services for the state’s medical marijuana program. The Senate approved the bill 29-4 Tuesday. It now goes to the governor. The bill would authorize the state to allow financial institutions, including credit unions, to bid on contracts to process fees and… Read More

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

Medical Marijuana: Half A Million In Sales Despite Limited Launch

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There are only four medical marijuana dispensaries open in Ohio at this point but in the last two weeks, they’ve sold more than a half million dollars worth of product. The latest figures from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program shows more than $502,000 in medical marijuana has been sold since dispensaries opened on January 16th. More than… Read More

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

How Should Ohio’s Schools Handle Requests By Students To Bring Medical Marijuana?

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Ohio law says medical marijuana can be used to treat specific conditions in children. But what happens when those kids need to take a dose of it while they are attending school? The answer is unclear. The chief legal counsel for the Ohio School Boards Association says some administrators have been asking about how to… Read More

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

First Medical Marijuana Sold In State As Dispensaries Open

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CLEVELAND (AP) — The first Ohio sales of medical marijuana are being made with the opening of four dispensaries in the state. Fifty-six-year-old Joan Caleodis was the first customer to buy cannabis Wednesday morning at the CY+ Dispensary in Wintersville near Steubenville in eastern Ohio. Caleodis, of Martin’s Ferry, received a doctor’s recommendation for medical… Read More

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

More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Can Be Open For Business Soon

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Four more medical marijuana dispensaries have been awarded licenses from the state. And these businesses are now close to opening their doors. The Ohio Pharmacy Board has awarded certificates of operation to planned medical marijuana dispensaries in Canton, Wickliffe, Sandusky and Wintersville. That Wintersville dispensary is the second for that eastern Ohio town to be awarded a… Read More

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

State To Consider 6 Conditions To Treat With Medical Pot

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The state medical board is reviewing six additional conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana use in Ohio, including autism and chronic anxiety. Cannabis products are becoming available in Ohio dispensaries over the next few months following delays in rolling out the program last year. Patients need a physician’s recommendation… Read More