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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Downtown

Susan Post Susan Post Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens Downtown

Medical cannabis dispensary The Botanist is now open at 115 Vine St. Downtown. Greenleaf Apothecaries operates The Botanist dispensaries, of which there are four locations already open across the state, including Columbus, Canton, Wickliffe and Cleveland, with a fifth in Akron on the way. Each is managed by a state-licensed pharmacist. “Hiring pharmacists to run […]

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Hemp, CBD, and What to Make of SB57

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Hemp, CBD, and What to Make of SB57

On July 30, Gov. Mike DeWine signed into law Senate Bill 57, which decriminalizes hemp in the state of Ohio, making it legal for farmers to crop and process the plant. The Senate bill was made possible by the 2018 Farm Bill, signed into federal law on Dec. 20, 2018, which removed industrial hemp (or […]

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Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Council Selects Replacement for Jaiza Page Columbus City Council has selected Shayla Favor, Assistant City Attorney, to fill the seat vacated by former member Jaiza Page. “We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President Shannon Hardin in a press […]

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Cannabis Cultivation Comes With Environmental Complications

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Cannabis Cultivation Comes With Environmental Complications

As long as the complex licensing process works itself out, Ohio’s medical marijuana program should still be launching at some point, and growers will be allowed to cultivate the newly legal plant for market. However, as has been noted by some news outlets for years, whether society treats marijuana like a medicine or a drug, […]

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MyCannX Looks to Form Medical Cannabis Network Built on Outreach, Education

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega MyCannX Looks to Form Medical Cannabis Network Built on Outreach, Education

MyCannX, a Maryland-based company focused on community outreach and education around medical marijuana, is making the move to Ohio. As the state nears its September 8 deadline to make the drug available to patients, MyCannX — currently operating in Maryland and Washington D.C. — is beginning to establish its Ohio network of potential patients, physicians […]

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A Look at One of Ohio’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Greenleaf Apothecary

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega A Look at One of Ohio’s First Medical Cannabis Dispensaries, Greenleaf Apothecary

Provisional licenses for Ohio’s pioneer medical marijuana dispensaries were handed out last week, simultaneously revealing the sites where patients in need will be able to purchase the drug. Greenleaf Apothecary, one of the five companies awarded licenses here in Franklin County, will set up shop Downtown at 111 Vine St., near the North Market. Their […]

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Franklin County Awarded Five Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Franklin County Awarded Five Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses

Central Ohio could soon be home to 10 medical marijuana dispensaries. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy released its list of approved vendors on Monday, June 4, which includes five in Franklin County alone. Out of nearly 400 applications sent to the Board, the most (69) came out of Franklin County. The county’s five provisional licenses […]

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