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Medical Marijuana

Recent scientific reviews have found substantial evidence that marijuana can be useful in easing at least some types of chronic pain. Yet even for the majority of Americans who live in states that have legalized medical marijuana, choosing opioids can be much cheaper.

Ohio Public Radio

The U.S. Attorney General has rescinded an Obama Administration policy that made is possible for legal marijuana to become a reality in some states.

Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is scrapping Obama-era guidelines that essentially removed marijuana from the list of federal drug enforcement priorities as more states legalized it.

In guidance issued Thursday, Sessions rescinded those policies and instead will permit individual U.S. attorneys to decide how aggressively to go after marijuana in their jurisdictions.

Sessions, a former Alabama senator, has long viewed pot as a public menace and a source of street crime.

Ohio Public Radio

Republican State Auditor David Yost says questions about the past drug convictions of a consultant who played a key role in Ohio's new medical marijuana program need to be addressed before the program launches next year. 

One of the state lawmakers who serves on the panel that approved Ohio's medical marijuana program wants to put it on hold until certain questions are answered.

Ohio Public Radio

One of the principal backers of the failed 2015 ballot issue to legalize marijuana is threatening legal action against the state's medical pot program. 

The state has announced licenses for 12 large scale medical marijuana growers.

A public university has volunteered to serve as the state's medical marijuana testing laboratory.

The Ohio Department of Commerce does not expect to issue the first medical marijuana cultivator licenses until November, a month later than growers expected.

Nipton, Calif., 60 miles south of Las Vegas, isn't convenient to much.

Regulators of Ohio's medical marijuana industry have received approval to spend an additional 6 million dollars over the next two years on projects including a seed-to-sale tracking system.

Natives and out-of-state investors are among hundreds of applicants for a state license to grow medical marijuana.

Westerville Police

A former Ohio State quarterback and a former Cleveland Browns running back are two members of an investor group seeking a state license to sell medical marijuana.

trueactivist.com

The Ohio Department of Commerce has received 185 applications for 24 medical marijuana cultivator licenses.

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The Ohio Department of Commerce says three companies have been selected to review applications for medical marijuana grow licenses.

Today is the deadline for small medical marijuana cultivators to apply for a state license.

Westerville City Council this week approved a six-month moratorium on medical marijuana dispensaries.

The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review has approved new rules for medical marijuana cultivators, including application and license fees.

Associated Press

State regulators are acknowledging proposed licensing fees for medical marijuana businesses could initially exceed the state's costs of operating the program.

Aspiring medical marijuana growers may begin applying for state licenses in June.

Ohio Public Radio

The backers of the failed 2015 state ballot measure to legalize medical and recreational marijuana are now proposing to build a large growing and manufacturing facility in Wilmington.

As many as 40 stores could dispense medical marijuana in Ohio under rules proposed by The Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee is considering proposed rules that would permit up to 18 growers in Ohio and make their licensing fees among the highest in the country.

Ohio Public Radio

A proposed bill amending Ohio's medical marijuana program is designed to answer the question of what would happen to an Ohioan who purchases medicinal cannabis out of state and uses it here.

The Ohio Supreme Court has adopted a rule change to allow attorneys to counsel clients seeking to comply with the state's new medical marijuana law.

Ohio Public Radio

The head of the state medical board says he won't participate in establishing rules for certifying doctors under Ohio's new medical marijuana law after taking on lobbying clients associated with the  industry.

Ohio Public Radio

The Speaker of the Ohio House has established a process for making appointments to the new Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.

A rule amendment proposed by the Ohio Supreme Court would let  attorneys counsel clients seeking to comply with the state's medical marijuana law.

Two agencies that will regulate Ohio's medical marijuana program are getting the 1.8 million state dollars they sought to start that work.

ohiosenate.gov

Medical marijuana becomes legal in Ohio in September, but questions are being raised about the constitutionality of minority business set-asides in the legislation. 

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