Tracking Cannabis Taxes: Phoenix, Arizona – This Week in News

The Phoenix, Arizona City Council voted down a measure to increase the dispensary and cultivation yearly cannabis taxes. The proposed bill suggested a 17% tax on State Licensed Arizona dispensaries and cultivators. Cannabis taxes this high could have caused Phoenix dispensaries to go out of business. The concern for local dispensary owners was that a […]

Getting a license to grow medicinal marijuana in Ohio

In the 12 months since lawmakers passed, and Gov. John Kasich signed the legislation allowing medical marijuana in Ohio, three state agencies and a new panel have been busy finalizing the rules that will control how marijuana is grown, processed, tested and sold. Source: Getting license to grow medicinal marijuana not easy

Akron, OH approves medical marijuana law

Akron City Council unanimously approved legislation regulating the cultivation, processing and sale of medical marijuana in Akron. Akronites can apply for a state permit to grow marijuana without local permits, if they have the signature of a local zoning authority. Source: Akron approves medical marijuana law, and Akronites can apply for state permit before local […]

Ohio will begin to accept applications in June to grow medical marijuana

State officials will begin accepting applications to license 24 medical marijuana grow operations in June and will review them in July. Once awarded, license holders will have nine months to meet all the requirements of the program. The Ohio Department of Commerce plans to release application forms and instructions in the next two to three […]

New medical marijuana fees in Ohio may actually exceed program costs |

COLUMBUS, Ohio — State regulators in Ohio acknowledge that proposed licensing fees for medical marijuana businesses could initially exceed the state’s costs of operating the program. Missy Craddock, of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, told an advisory panel Friday the program is requested roughly $2.5 million a year for operational costs in each of […]

Testing could stall access to medical marijuana in Ohio

Ohio’s new law on medical marijuana prohibits private laboratories from testing medical marijuana’s properties for one year. No other state tests medical marijuana like this, because university officials are way of losing federal money. Source: Testing could stall access to medical marijuana in Ohio

Revised Ohio rules would allow more medical marijuana shops

Revised rules for the Ohio medical marijuana program expected to debut next year won’t allow home delivery, home-growing or smoking of marijuana but would permit more dispensaries than originally outlined. Source: Revised Ohio rules would allow more medical marijuana shops