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Twenty-one states have legalized marijuana for medical use. Now Kentucky is debating medicinal marijuana. Public support is growing in Kentucky and legislation made it out of a House committee in this year's General Assembly session. Now the Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky is hosting a public forum to answer questions on medical marijuana.

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A handful of people near the beginning of the Verilife line Wednesday morning were already talking about how they hoped medical marijuana prices would come down with increased competition. The Cincinnati area's first dispensary just opened on Ridge Road in Columbia Township.

An advocate for patients in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program says he thinks more needs to be done to better serve patients. And he thinks he’s being retaliated against for speaking out about those concerns.

A statewide forum on medical marijuana will take place in Kentucky this fall. 

The Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky will host the forum on September 23 in Lexington.  The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. 

Foundation CEO Ben Chandler said in a statement that it will be a 'balanced' forum designed to answer a lot of questions with experts on all sides. 


The Miami Valley’s first medical marijuana dispensary held its grand opening Thursday. Mad River Remedies in Riverside offers 20 types of medical marijuana to registered patients with one of 21 state-approved medical conditions.

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The rush to see which medical marijuana dispensary would be the first to open in Southwest Ohio is over. About Wellness Ohio welcomed customers Tuesday morning, across the parking lot from Walmart, in Lebanon.

Right now, there are 21 medical conditions for which Ohioans could get medical marijuana. But that list could be growing.

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Ohio has joined 32 other states in legalizing marijuana for medical use. The plant has a long history in this country as a medicinal drug. The Lloyd Library and Museum explores that history in its current exhibit "Through the Rx Bottle." The exhibit, in collaboration with the Cannabis Museum of Athens, includes century-old botanical illustrations and pharmaceutical artifacts.

With the changing landscape regarding medical marijuana, Cincinnati's Lloyd Library & Museum presents a new exhibit in conjunction with the Cannabis Museum in Athens, Ohio. 

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There are only four working days left in this year's legislative session, but a lot can happen in a short period of time in the Kentucky General Assembly.

More than 5,400 Ohioans have purchased cannabis since sales began at dispensaries in mid-January. 

A bill that would allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to treat some medical conditions has passed out of a state legislative panel.

Though the legislation has a long way to go to pass out of the legislature, the move amounts to one of the only times that a medical marijuana proposal has advanced in the statehouse.

House Bill 136 would create a state-regulated system that would include growers, processors, dispensers and testers of marijuana.

There are now six medical marijuana dispensaries open in Ohio, with the latest one in East Liverpool opening last week. And the sales at those facilities continue to be brisk. 

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Ohio now has five medical marijuana dispensaries open and more on the way. The Botanist, operated by Greenleaf Apothecaries LLC, just opened its second store in Wickliffe near Cleveland. At four other dispensaries that opened in January, sales have topped $500,000 in the first two-and-a-half weeks.

Despite the opening of medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio, many colleges and universities continue to ban any forms of medical marijuana on campus.

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According to testimony by a former staffer for the Kentucky House Republican caucus, Republican Kentucky Representative Jeff Hoover sexually assaulted her more than 50 times during her employment. The Kentucky Democratic Party is calling for Hoover and another Republican representative, Michael Meredith, to resign. The staffer alleges Meredith screamed vulgar comments at her.

Four medical marijuana dispensaries opened yesterday to sell the first products to Ohioans. Here's how business went on the first day.

Ohioans who have been waiting to get medical marijuana in Ohio don't have to wait any longer.  

Four more medical marijuana dispensaries have been awarded licenses from the state. And these businesses are now close to opening their doors.

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