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Hocking College First to Say It Will Test Ohio Medical Marijuana

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Hocking College is the first school to announce it wants to be a state testing laboratory for medical marijuana. The Southeast Ohio school will apply to test cannabis for safety and potency, which the law will require before sales. Other Ohio public colleges and universities have been hesitant to offer their facilities for testing, concerned […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Growing, Health, medical marijuana, Ohio, Research

Man Charged After 143 Pounds of Marijuana, 300 Grams of Hashish Found During Traffic Stop in Summit County

SUMMIT COUNTY, Ohio — A 52-year-old California man is facing charges after State Highway Patrol troopers recovered 143 pounds of marijuana and 300 grams of hashish, according to a news release from the Highway Patrol. Leo Charkins is charged in the incident that happened during a traffic stop Wednesday on the Ohio Turnpike in Boston […]

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Categories: Crime, Enforcement, Jail Time, Ohio

Rules Set for Ohio’s Tightly Regulated Medical Marijuana Program

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State regulators writing the rules for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program wrapped up their work Monday, one month ahead of the statutory deadline. The result: A tightly regulated program that will start small, with the ability to grow as more patients sign up. Rules and regulations for medical marijuana stores, product manufacturers […]

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Categories: Enforcement, Legalization, Legislation, Medical Benefits, Ohio

Ohio Medical Marijuana Program Budget Grows to $11 Million

COLUMBUS — Ohio regulators say they’ll need another $5.6 million this year for a medical marijuana tracking database, a toll-free help line and anticipated legal costs responding to lawsuits and complaints challenging the state’s licensing process. The Ohio Department of Commerce and State Board of Pharmacy received approval Monday to spend an additional $6 million […]

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Categories: Economy, Medical, Medical Benefits, Ohio

Ohio Senator Wants Feds to Lift Prohibition on Marijuana

State Sen. Kenny Yuko, D-Richmond Heights, introduced a resolution in the Ohio Senate on Wednesday that would make a formal request to the feds to drop marijuana from the list of controlled substances. The resolution, which would have to pass both the Ohio House and Senate, doesn’t carry much clout. It is a mechanism for […]

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Categories: DEA, Enforcement, Federal, Legalization, Legislation, Ohio

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