Ohio Colleges Wade Cautiously Into Medical Marijuana Business …

Ohio is one of eight states rolling out medical marijuana programs. When Ohio lawmakers passed the state’s medical marijuana law last year, one of the provisions was that Ohio colleges and universities should be the first to test the state’s medical marijuana supply.

So far, two schools—Hocking College, a technical college in Nelsonville, and Central State University, a historically black college in Wilberforce—expressed interest and applied to the Ohio Department of Commerce by the deadline.

Jonathan Cachat, founder and CEO of Conscious Cannabis Ventures, a cannabis research and consulting firm, was recently hired by Hocking to direct its new Laboratory Sciences associate degree program. He’s hoping to oversee Hocking’s marijuana testing lab as well.

According to Cachat, lawmakers wanted institutions of higher learning to have a head start with the permit process because profit is ostensibly secondary to increasing the body of scientific research around cannabis.

“(Lawmakers) have ensured that this raw, analytical

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Ohio Colleges Wade Cautiously Into Medical Marijuana Business …

Ohio is one of eight states rolling out medical marijuana programs. When Ohio lawmakers passed the state’s medical marijuana law last year, one of the provisions was that Ohio colleges and universities should be the first to test the state’s medical marijuana supply.

So far, two schools—Hocking College, a technical college in Nelsonville, and Central State University, a historically black college in Wilberforce—expressed interest and applied to the Ohio Department of Commerce by the deadline.

Jonathan Cachat, founder and CEO of Conscious Cannabis Ventures, a cannabis research and consulting firm, was recently hired by Hocking to direct its new Laboratory Sciences associate degree program. He’s hoping to oversee Hocking’s marijuana testing lab as well.

According to Cachat, lawmakers wanted institutions of higher learning to have a head start with the permit process because profit is ostensibly secondary to increasing the body of scientific research around cannabis.

“(Lawmakers) have ensured that this raw, analytical

... read more at: http://radio.wosu.org/post/ohio-colleges-wade-cautiously-medical-marijuana-business

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