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Budtender Spotlight – Matthew Davis, Wyld Skye – Toldeo, OH

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. …

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Erin Brenner

Budtender Spotlight – Erin Brenner, The Citizen by Klutch – Lorain, OH

Erin Brenner is a dispensary agent at The Citizen by Klutch, a medical cannabis dispensary in Lorain, Ohio. She is an Executive Program alumnus of the Cleveland School of Cannabis, a passionate advocate for cannabis education, and one of the hardest-working, most genuine people I’ve had the pleasure to meet. I sat down with Erin …

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Budtender Spotlight: Gage Reisinger – Backroad Wellness Lima

Gage Reisinger is a medical cannabis consultant at Backroad Wellness in Lima, Ohio, and a current executive program student at the Cleveland School of Cannabis in Independence, Ohio. I recently had the privilege of speaking with him about his experiences as a budtender. What I learned: He’s an all-around genuine, empathetic individual who is making …

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The Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association Supports the Advancement of Members

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 …

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Higher Education Now Playing a Role in Diversifying the Cannabis Industry

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 …

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Cannabis professionals look ahead to 2023, while expressing gratitude for developments in 2022

Challenges in the cannabis industry are numerous, but we’re encouraged by entrepreneurs coming up with new creations and business services in this fast-growing industry. Now that we’re looking forward to more positive changes in 2023, it’s good to reflect on some exciting developments in 2022.  From President Biden’s actions of pardoning all federal cannabis possession …

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OCHBS Announces Medical Marijuana Forum in Cleveland on Oct. 1 & 2

The Ohio Cannabis Health & Business Summit offers cannabis experts, health & wellness advocates, legislators, and business leaders at the IX Center in Cleveland. It now includes a medical marijuana forum too. Cleveland, Ohio – The Ohio Cannabis Health and Business Summit is a two-day event aimed at educating the general public about the health …

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Cannabis reform supporters to participate in Ohio Lobby Day on 4/20

Pricilla Harris talks about the importance of advocating for marijuana legislative reform. She is the executive director of Sensible Movement Coalition and the lobbying director of NORML Appalachia Ohio. Both organizations are hosting “2022 Lobby Day” at the statehouse in Columbus, Ohio on 4-20, a day known as the international cannabis smoking day. The goal …

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Where Ohio State Rep. Juanita Brent stands on Marijuana reform

State Rep. Juanita Brent is not just a life-long community advocate from Cleveland, Ohio, she’s a strong advocate for cannabis legalization and changes in law. In 2018, she was elected to her first term as State Representative to the 12th Ohio House District, and next month she’s up for re-election. In May she introduced a …

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CBD is everywhere: Why these millennial brothers decided to invest in Whole Plant

At 26, Alex Huska and his stepbrother, Josh Reminick, co-own Whole Plant™, a Cleveland-based hemp company that they launched less than two years ago. His belief in whole plant products is based on his own personal affliction with Crohn’s disease. Standard medicine failed. But he says alternative solutions gave him relief. Cannabidiol, also known as …

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