Medical marijuana law leaves ‘gray area’

Ohio’s medical marijuana law goes into effect on Sept. 8, but the “rules of the game” have yet to be determined, according to Zach Thomas, director of education for Hancock County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. Thomas, in conjunction with the Hancock County Community Partnership and the Findlay-Hancock... more →
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New York State Is Making it Easier to Get Medical Marijuana

New York state is about to expand its medical marijuana program to help better meet patient need and improve accessibility. The state’s new policies were recommended by the Department of Health and will include things like home delivery and doubling the number of companies that can provide the substance. The New York Times reports... more →
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Eldridge, Arkansas Democrats back medical marijuana

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) – Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Conner Eldridge says he supports legalizing medical marijuana, backing the idea days after Arkansas Democrats endorsed making the drug available to some patients. The former federal prosecutor on Monday said he backs developing a “responsible” medical marijuana... more →
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NE Ohio city moves forward with medical-marijuana moratorium – See more at:

An Ohio city is pushing forward with a medical-marijuana moratorium ahead of the state’s forthcoming medical-marijuana program. WEWS-TV reports Avon Lake’s safety committee voted Wednesday to move forward with a moratorium that allows it to hold off on granting building permits or certificates permitting the cultivation, processing... more →
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Medical marijuana petition unlikely to make November ballot

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A petition to legalize medical marijuana in Oklahoma is unlikely to go before voters in November because advocates say they will challenge the attorney general’s rewording of the ballot title —a legal process certain to push the measure beyond the general election. But state officials say it’ll... more →
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$1.8M in state funds go to regulating medical marijuana in Ohio

Columbus — State agencies that will oversee Ohio’s budding medical marijuana industry will share $1.8 million in seed money to begin regulatory efforts. The Ohio Controlling Board agreed to release $1,805,477 to the state Department of Commerce and Ohio Pharmacy Board to operate the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. In... more →
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