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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

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

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

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

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

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

Kentucky Lawmakers Push Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – A bipartisan group of Kentucky lawmakers have introduced a bill to legalize medical marijuana, including a Republican state senator who said he “smoked a joint” when he was diagnosed with cancer seven years ago. Republican state Sen. Dan Seum said he was given a bottle of OxyContin seven years ago when… Read More

Doctors Recommend Nearly 4,500 In Medical Marijuana Registry

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – State officials say doctors have submitted nearly 4,500 recommendations in the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry for Ohio. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced on Monday that the number of recommendations now totals 4,440, with at least 3,036 people completing the information online and activating registration e-cards. The… Read More