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Ohio auditor criticizes handling of medical marijuana program

While medical marijuana was legalized in Ohio in 2016, there have been some hiccups in trying to get the program off the ground. One particular issue is the issuance of licenses for cultivators of medical marijuana. Per law, if a person in Ohio wants to grow marijuana, they must have a license from the state to do so. And, at least one report indicates that the state's approach towards licensure has made some critical errors.

What conditions can medical marijuana be prescribed for in Ohio?

The state of Ohio may have legalized marijuana for medicinal uses, but that doesn't mean physicians can prescribe it for any ailment they deem appropriate. There are limits the state has put into place with regards to what conditions can be treated with medical marijuana. These are known as "qualifying medical conditions." It is important to know what marijuana can legally be prescribed for so as to not run afoul of the law.

What Every Entrepreneur In The Cannabis Industry Should Know...

The marijuana industry is ripe with opportunity like never before. Yet it takes more than a forward-thinking business owner to get a successful enterprise up and running. It also takes a thorough knowledge of the countless regulatory obstacles that will stand in your way, at each step of the way.

Cultivators of medical marijuana face legal hurdles

The cultivation, sale and use of medical marijuana is increasingly becoming legal in states across the nation. This is good news for those who suffer from debilitating medical conditions, who may find their only source of relief is through the use of medical marijuana. However, issues can come up when state law and federal law clash.

Regulatory Obstacles That Can Derail Marijuana Businesses In A Heartbeat

Now more than ever, the cannabis industry offers vast and untapped opportunities for enterprising minds. But starting - and running - a successful marijuana business is by no means an easy road. The regulatory roadblocks alone can be mind-boggling.

Poll reports majority of respondents approve of medical marijuana

Marijuana can be a valuable medical treatment for many patients suffering from various illnesses. In fact, one cannabidiol-based drug has recently been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to use for certain epilepsy disorders. And, while the legalization of medical marijuana is gaining steam in nation, many states do not permit it, despite public opinion.

Medical marijuana patients and caregivers must register in Ohio

While marijuana cultivation, sale and possession are illegal on a federal and state level, in 2016, House Bill 523, which legalized medical marijuana for certain medical conditions, was signed into law. Although medical marijuana was supposed to be legal to sell in our state, starting September 8, 2018, officials have stated that they will be unable to meet this deadline. However, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program is in the process of issuing certificates to hundreds of businesses -- manufacturers, dispensaries, and more -- associated with medical marijuana.

Advances in medical marijuana are made as FDA approves new drug

Some Ohioans who suffer from epileptic seizures may find that, due to their specific medical conditions, their remedies are few and far between. Their seizures could be so debilitating and frequent to significantly impact their quality of life. However, some sufferers of epileptic seizures may soon find more relief as a new medical marijuana drug has been approved by the federal government for the treatment of two specific epilepsy conditions.

Medical marijuana may be prescribed for pain under Illinois bill

The medicinal benefits of marijuana are starting to become better known. One possible benefit of the drug is pain relief. While scientists are still studying whether marijuana is an effective painkiller, what is known is that, in the wake of the opioid epidemic in Ohio and across the nation, medical marijuana may be a better choice for patients than addictive prescription painkillers.

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