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Medical marijuana products on display at Bliss Ohio, located at 331 E. Main St.

Ohio votes to legalize marijuana

Alton Northup, Staff Reporter November 8, 2023

Voters approved a ballot proposal legalizing recreational marijuana Tuesday. The passage of Issue 2, which permits adults age 21 and older to use, purchase and grow marijuana, makes Ohio the 24th state...

Ohio Ballot Board sets language for proposed recreational marijuana law

Megan Henry, Ohio Capital Journal August 25, 2023

Ohio Capital Journal -- The Ohio Ballot Board unanimously voted Thursday to solidify the language voters will see for the proposed recreational marijuana law in the November election. The Coalition...

New medical marijuana dispensary to help patients find their complete happiness 

Alexandria Manthey, TV2 Reporter April 20, 2023

A new medical marijuana dispensary, Bliss Ohio, is set to open in Kent next week. Located on East Main Street, Bliss will dispense products like cannabis flower, vapes and edibles to those with medical...

A Kent State student holds his Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry card. Identifying patient information has been removed to protect his identity.

Marijuana laws cause conflict on campus as dispensary opens

Alton Northup, Reporter April 20, 2023

Editor's note: the student with the medical marijuana card was granted anonymity for his concerns about disciplinary action. A medical marijuana dispensary will open across from a campus prohibiting...

Delta-8 displays of products, found at one of the FlashVapes locations on East Main Street.

Delta-8: marijuana alternative widespread across nation

Alton Northup, Reporter April 18, 2023

Students are getting legal highs through delta-8 THC as marijuana remains illegal at the federal level and on campus. Since the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill, which made hemp legal, products containing...

Marijuana grower Basil McMahon with his crop in Grass Valley, Calif., on November 12, 2015. A sweeping new package of laws will reverse years of state silence by regulating and licensing every stage of the medical marijuana industry. “It means I’ll be able to do what Im doing without fear of persecution for the first time in my life, for the first time in generations,” McMahon said. 

Kent State students to face strict medical marijuana regulations

Holli Phillips July 21, 2017

Although the state of Ohio is in the process of legalizing medical marijuana, usage on state college campuses will remain illegal, as the drug is prohibited under federal law.The state of Ohio expects...

Slim Jimmy and Swae Lee of Rae Sremmurd preform at the M.A.C. Center as a part of FlashFest on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

Rae Sremmurd concludes 4/20 with students during FlashFest

Payton Moore April 20, 2017

With every cloudy puff of marijuana smoke emanating from the crowd Thursday, another Kent State student ran, skipped and danced into the Rae Sremmurd and Sammy Adams show at the M.A.C. Center.The latest...

Alex Ledet / The Kent Stater

Students learn about highs, lows of marijuana in drug class

Madeline Crandall April 19, 2017

The undergraduate course “Drug Use and Misuse” takes an in-depth look at 11 different drugs throughout the semester. Amanda Burke, assistant professor of health sciences, teaches the class. Her areas...

(SCREENSHOT) Richard Pine, Kent State alumnus and founder of Cleveland Cannabis College, located in Independence, Ohio. 

Alum founds state’s first medical marijuana school

McKenzie Jean-Philippe April 19, 2017

At the age of 16, Richard Pine was in a car accident. To help ease the discomfort of injuries sustained in the crash, Pine’s doctors prescribed him various pain medications and muscle relaxers. While...

Cassie Neiden, Kent State alum and managing editor at the Cannabis Business Times magazine, poses for a portrait in Valley View, Ohio on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.

Alumna dives into the cannabis industry through trade journalism

Rachel Duthie April 19, 2017

One Kent State alumna is diving into the future of the marijuana industry, one magazine at a time.Cassie Neiden became managing editor of Cannabis Business Times, a marijuana trade publication based out...

Ty Sugick

Opinion: Roger Goodell being unfair to Browns

Ty Sugick April 12, 2016

Troubled Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon made news again earlier this week for another diluted drug sample. The ongoing feud to reinstate Gordon has been put on hold by NFL Commissioner Roger...

Voters cast their ballots at Franklin Elementary School in Kent, Ohio on Nov. 3, 2015.

Up in smoke: Ohio voters reject pot

Richie Mulhall November 3, 2015

The push to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, and the fight to prevent legalization, ended its tug-of-war controversy Tuesday when Ohio voters approved Issue 2 and rejected Issue 3.State Issue...

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