Ohio Blows Past Medical Marijuana Deadline

While Ohio blew past the deadline Saturday for rolling out its medical marijuana program, the pot industry is confident greener days are coming soon.

It’s not uncommon for states’ marijuana programs to be delayed, sometimes for years, by legal, regulatory or logistical snags, said Tom Rosenberger, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio. Continue reading “Ohio Blows Past Medical Marijuana Deadline”

7 Reasons Why Ohio Won’t Be Selling Medical Marijuana This Week

Ohio had a plan.

Sell medical marijuana to patients suffering from cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder and epilepsy. Set up a well-regulated, safe industry. Do it all in two years. Start this Saturday.

But that didn’t happen. Patients won’t have medical cannabis in their hands by the Sept. 8 deadline set by lawmakers when they passed a bill legalizing the treatment more than two years ago. Continue reading “7 Reasons Why Ohio Won’t Be Selling Medical Marijuana This Week”

Ohio Issues Large Medical Marijuana Grow Licenses

After months of waiting and speculation, state regulators have decided who will grow medical marijuana in Ohio.

The Ohio Department of Commerce on Thursday announced 12 winners of “level I” cultivation licenses for up to 25,000 square feet of growing space.

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Why Ohio growers may have to break the law to start medical marijuana crops

When Ohio officials award licenses next month allowing two dozen companies to cultivate medical marijuana, the growers will have almost a year to build facilities and produce their first crop.

But where will they get the seeds? It will still be illegal to purchase marijuana plants from anyone but themselves.

Many of the applicants have cannabis-growing operations in other states, but it’s still illegal under federal law to bring marijuana across state lines. Continue reading “Why Ohio growers may have to break the law to start medical marijuana crops”

Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector

As Scotts Miracle-Gro settles in on its play in hydroponics, it’s ratcheting down a buying spree and turning attention to integration and cost-saving.

The venerable lawn-and-garden company’s goal is simple:

“To become the best supplier of hydroponic growing products in the world to both the consumer and professional markets,” Scotts CEO Jim Hagedorn told analysts and investors Tuesday. Continue reading “Scotts Miracle-Gro eyes global leadership position in hydroponics sector”

Thanks to new proposed rules, 40 shops could dispense Ohio medical marijuana

Proposals released Thursday by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy also say more dispensaries could be licensed, “based upon the state population, patient population and geographic distribution of dispensary sites to ensure patient access,” The Columbus Dispatch reported. Continue reading “Thanks to new proposed rules, 40 shops could dispense Ohio medical marijuana”