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Denied a Medical Marijuana Cultivator License? Maybe Not.

Published: Dec 06, 2017

Every application received by the Ohio Department of Commerce for a cultivator license was reviewed and given a grade. The twelve top-graded applications in each category received a provisional license. Recent articles from the Cincinnati Enquirer, Cleveland Plain Dealer, and Columbus Dispatch have called into…


Ohio Casino Control Commission on the Move

Published: Dec 04, 2017

Recently, the Ohio Casino Control Commission, located at 10 West Broad Street in Columbus, learned its rent was increased for the calendar year 2018 by 67%, from $13.75 per square foot to $23 per square foot. As a result, the Casino Commission will move to…


370 Applicants for 60 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Published: Nov 29, 2017

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy received 370 applications for the 60 medical marijuana dispensary licenses. There were 60 applications for five licenses allocated to Franklin County, 55 applications for Cuyahoga County’s five licenses, 22 applications for three licenses in Summit County, 19 applications for three…


Prevailing Wage Liability Conflict

Published: Nov 20, 2017

A subcontractor paid federal Davis-Bacon wage rates on a federally-funded project, but was found liable for the difference to state Prevailing Wages. Lake County owned a housing project, specifying state prevailing wages to be paid. Upon the subcontractor’s final pay application, the County refused to…


Contractor License Enforcement in Ohio

Published: Nov 20, 2017

In the October trades section meetings of the Ohio Construction Industry Licensing Board, members voted to move forward with disciplining 37 contractors for license violations. The Board is vigorously investigating contractors who sell their license, to allow unlicensed contractors to use a license when not…


Why Ohio Pharmacy Technicians Should Begin Registration Now

Published: Nov 17, 2017

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has begun accepting pharmacy technician registration applications. Under Ohio law, all pharmacy technicians practicing in Ohio must be registered with the Board by April 6, 2018. The Pharmacy Board anticipates it will receive thousands of applications submitted by…


Common Pleas Court Reverses Board of Nursing Order

Published: Nov 03, 2017

Graff & McGovern represented a nurse accused by the Ohio Board of Nursing of being convicted of crimes involving gross immorality or moral turpitude. The Board does not define gross immorality or moral turpitude and instead makes a determination on case by case basis. In…


Important Updates Regarding Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Published: Oct 16, 2017

The Medical Marijuana Control Program and the Ohio Department of Commerce recently released applications for private entities to apply for a testing laboratory license. Applications will only be accepted from between November 27, 2017 and December 8, 2017. The Department received only two applications from…


Workers’ Compensation Reorganization

Published: Oct 03, 2017

Two bills began legislative hearings in the Ohio House on reforming the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, to increase self-insurance opportunities outside of the Bureau, and to incentivize safety and return-to-work programs. House Bills 268 and 269 are sponsored by Representative Michael Henne (R, Clayton), who…