medical marijuana

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Here are your morning headlines for Thursday, December 7th:


State Auditor Dave Yost says questions about past drug convictions of a consultant who played a key role in Ohio’s new medical marijuana program, set to begin operation in September, need to be addressed now. And he believes it’s time for an investigation.

Yost says he’s troubled by reports that the consultant who graded applications from companies seeking licenses had drug convictions in his past.


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. 

ResponsibleOhio backer Jimmy Gould applied for at least one of the 12 large-scale cultivators' licenses for the medical marijuana program set up by lawmakers last year. He didn’t get one.

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The state has chosen the 12 companies that will be given licenses to operate large-scale medical marijuana growing farms. 

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Jo Ingles

The board that oversees Ohio’s Medical Marijuana program is making some key decisions right now. 

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has received 370 applications from businesses that want to sell medical marijuana. Sixty spots are available and will be distributed throughout the state.

Those seeking licenses to sell include Jimmy Gould, one of those who spearheaded the failed ballot initiative to legalize marijuana back in 2015.