COLUMBUS – It's possible medical marijuana will be sold in Ohio by the end of the year, but it won't happen in November as previously. It's possible medical marijuana will be sold in Ohio by the end of the year, but it won't happen in November as previously estimated. Ohio law. COLUMBUS – It's possible medical marijuana will be sold in Ohio by the end of the year, but it won't happen in November as previously estimated. Ohio law.
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The big news this week is that the governor of Washington is going to issue pardons to those convicted of misdemeanors involving marijuana.
Known as the Marijuana Justice Initiative , the program has limitations on who is eligible for the pardon but is expected to effect over 3, citizens. Further down the West Coast, times are changing in California. They had been allowed to operate as medical cooperatives for a year after the issuance of guidance from the Bureau of Cannabis Control, but as of January 10, they need to get permits.
Meanwhile, is there a border skirmish going on involving Oklahoma and Arkansas? Patients interested in purchasing cannabis had been looking to neighboring Oklahoma , whose seven month old program has already issued multiple dispensary licenses and seemed eager to accept Arkansans as customers.
Customers from out of state need to have valid licenses from their own state in order to be able to buy marijuana in Oklahoma. Happily, this week, Arkansas has issued licenses to medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. In other Oklahoma news, the governor has given her OK no pun intended to new rules for medical marijuana edibles. Finally, in a mash-up of cold brew and cannabis, one Missouri coffee company has a new product. We at WIW are a bit confused as to exactly what this concoction is supposed to do.
Welcome also to a new year of Week in Weed; after the many cannabis-related events of , one can only imagine what will be occupying our attention in …. This week, saw the release of a disappointing report on the possibility of cannabis banks in California. Not feasible , as they would face insurmountable hurdles.
Read the full report for yourself here. Meanwhile, in Florida, the procedure for licensing medical marijuana businesses has come under question. In addition to the constitutional issues, the dispute between the Department of Health and a circuit court judge centers around how many licenses can be issued and whether vertical integration should be required.
Stay tuned for more on this issue, as the case has been appealed. And in Massachusetts, a state Senator has plans to introduce legislation that would prevent employers from firing workers for off-duty cannabis use. After Michigan legalized marijuana, we speculated that Illinois or Wisconsin might be next. Could that change in the new year? Only time will tell. Vincent and the Grenadines has decriminalized marijuana. And what about Ireland? Member of the Nebraska legislature are looking to put medical cannabis on the ballot.
We reported last week that Minnesota was considering marijuana legalization. For more info and some great analysis, see this blog post from the Minneapolis Criminal Law News. In international news , New Zealand will have a binding referendum on cannabis legalization in We promise to follow this news and report back in a future Week in Weed.
Sometimes it seems as if everyone is in favor of legal cannabis. This is not true. Noted hemp supporter Sen.
Mitch McConnell even signed the bill with a hemp pen. He believes the current placement of marijuana in Schedule I has prevented research into the drug. Marijuana Business Daily has a nice summary of the provisions and what they will mean for businesses in the state. But the action on the state level is not just on the West Coast. The inter-state rivalry between Michigan which just legalized adult-use cannabis and Illinois continues, as Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel speaks out in favor of legalizing marijuana.
First, recreational marijuana is now legal in the state of Michigan. CA cannabis grower raided after deputies determine owner lied on license permit February 6, AR licenses 32 dispensaries; medical cannabis sales possible around April February 5, Los Angeles begins issuing Phase 2 marijuana business licenses February 5, Acreage Holdings dishes on why size matters in marijuana February 5, MJBizDaily launches content for high-level cannabis investors February 1, More illicit California marijuana retailers busted by local law enforcement February 1, Doubling of IL medical cannabis users expected as opioid-option program starts February 1, New Brunswick signs new cannabis supplier amid shortage, in talks with others 15 hours ago.
Belgium considering medical marijuana agency to govern production, distribution February 8, In unusual move, Thailand to revoke foreign patent requests on marijuana January 28, Ontario Cannabis Store offers opportunities for delivery, insurance firms January 28, British Columbia, Ontario at bottom of per-person legal cannabis sales January 23, Class action lawsuit against cannabis firm Organigram will proceed to trial in Nova Scotia January 22, Tilray to double domestic footprint with acquisition of Canadian marijuana cultivator January 22,
Medical marijuana could be available in Ohio in time for Christmas
Ohio medical marijuana sales won't begin in November. Make Cannabis Edibles. CLOSE. How Medical Marijuana is grown at Cresco Labs. Legal medical marijuana may be available in Ohio next month Technical College expects to be ready for state inspection in early November. or marijuana cannot legally be sold in Ohio outside the medical marijuana licensing system. Medical marijuana testing labs won't open until December at the earliest, stalling the start of Ohio's program.