Hocking College Applies to Open Ohio’s First Medical Marijuana Testing Lab – News

While many Ohio patients eagerly wait in the wings for medical marijuana to take effect, state lawmakers have taken a slow and methodical approach to implementation. Although regulators finished drafting the program’s rules a month ahead of the schedule deadline, legalization is still not expected to kick off until September 2018. Even though the newly approved law has just surfaced, the infantile industry is already facing a number of issues.

One of the key prerequisites for the state’s medical cannabis system is that public colleges and universities in Ohio test all legal weed for “potency, homogeneity and contamination” before it can be sold to patients. However, many of these educational institutions have refrained from taking part in testing cannabis, expressing concern about losing funding from the federal government.

But this week, Hocking College became the first school in the state to apply to test medical marijuana. With just around 3,000 students, the technical college plans to set up an endowment that would pay for laboratory renovations and equipment. Additionally, they would create a curriculum that focuses on the cannabis testing process.


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