Our Blog

Blunt Talk

Blunt Talk

Cassie Tomaselli Joins Ohio Cannabis Health and Business Summit As Communications Advisor
May 20, 2024

A cannabis industry veteran, Tomaselli will accelerate OCHBS’ efforts to elevate its annual trade show and attract a high-quality audience for meaningful networking and education. CLEVELAND, OH / MAY 14, 2024 – Ohio Cannabis Health and Business Summit (OCHBS), the largest and longest-running annual trade show in Ohio for cannabis industry stakeholders, is pleased to […]

Janet Jackim, Co-Chair of Zuber Lawler’s Cannabis Practice, Shares Insights About Transitioning From Medical to Adult-Use Cannabis Programs
March 2, 2024

Janet Jackim, is an attorney and partner in Phoenix with Zuber Lawler, a law firm that has represented cannabis clients for 15 years. The firm represents many multiple state operators and regional companies in the space and has shepherded many clients through the transition from medical to adult-use programs. I checked in with Janet, named […]

Budtender Spotlight – Matthew Davis, Wyld Skye – Toldeo, OH
March 5, 2024

Matthew Davis is a Dispensary Agent at Wyld Skye in Toledo, Ohio, an advocate for cannabis legalization and a big believer in lifelong learning. I recently caught up with Matthew to discuss his experiences working in an Ohio dispensary and to get his take on navigating patient relationships. Thank you for speaking with me today. […]

Cooking with Cannabis Is Growing with Widespread Legalization
March 5, 2024

With more cannabis products pushed into mainstream acceptance, cooking with cannabis is growing. Cannabis edibles are any food that is infused with cannabis compounds like THC and CBD. Chefs who cook with cannabis say it’s a great option for people who don’t want to smoke cannabis but still enjoy it. Most people think of chocolates, […]

Ohioans Will Vote on Recreational Marijuana Legalization in November
August 17, 2023

A proposed initiative to legalize recreational marijuana in Ohio will appear on ballots for this year’s general election in November, state officials just announced.  We reached out to some of our speakers to get their perspectives on how adding an adult-use program would impact the state. If passed, the ballot initiative would legalize possession and […]

When it comes to insurance, a specialist in the cannabis industry is key
August 7, 2023

Nobody likes to pay for insurance, but everybody wishes they had it when something catastrophic happens. In short, insurance brings peace of mind. When it comes to the cannabis industry insurance policies customized to address risks specific to the industry is critical.  Policies for the cannabis industry include problems such as workplace injuries, bodily injuries, […]

Ready to Book Your next 420-friendly Airbnb? Check out Vibesbnb
July 18, 2023

People plan vacations around all sorts of experiences from outdoor adventures and music festivals to poolside and wine themes. In recent years, however, a new travel experience has become increasingly popular: cannabis tourism. From farm stays and bud-and-breakfast experiences to all-inclusive vacation rentals that include fully stocked bud bars and CBD massages, the tourism industry […]

How a Serial Entrepreneur Leveraged His Manufacturing Experience to Enter the Cannabis Industry 
June 26, 2023

Why serial entrepreneur Grant Cleveland started a cannabis ancillary business after selling themed terrariums and science kits   With a background in a plant product business of terrariums, why did you decide to launch a new product aimed at the cannabis industry?  Plants have always been an essential part of my life both as a […]

Why there is power in collaborating in the cannabis industry
May 31, 2023

Collaborating with companies that have complementary products and services can be beneficial in any industry, but in the cannabis industry, it can be critical for growth. It’s a field with challenges that other industries just don’t have, from banking to marketing.  We checked in with the founders of a couple of start-up cannabis companies in […]

The Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association Supports the Advancement of Members
April 19, 2023

The Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association (OMCIA) is on a mission to advocate and educate on behalf of its members. The association works with regulators and the legislature to improve the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. That means it’s basically the voice of Ohio’s medical marijuana industry. Matt Close, the organization’s executive director, shares some […]

Higher Education Now Playing a Role in Diversifying the Cannabis Industry
March 16, 2023

Diversity matters in every industry, but in the fast-growing cannabis field, it’s important that people in underserved and underrepresented communities who previously bore the racial impact of cannabis’ illegal status, are now part of this booming space. Several barriers to entry in the cannabis industry remain since a 2017 study done by Marijuana Business Daily […]

Roz McCarthy continues to build a national social advocacy nonprofit while expanding the “Black Buddha” cannabis brand to new states
February 15, 2023

Minorities for Medical Marijuana is the largest community-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to bridging the gap between the legalized cannabis industry and communities of color through advocacy, education, and outreach services as it relates to social equity and social justice. The organization offers education, marketing, and business development opportunities to minority communities. Founded in […]

Subscribe to our newsletter

The latest news, articles, and resources, sent to your inbox monthly.
© 2024 OCHBS. All rights reserved.