Article by Jeremy Hill, Columbus Business First
Less than a month after a bill legalizing medical marijuana in Ohio was signed into law, nearly 30 cannabis-related trade names are registered to one name and address in Athens County.
Names like The Ohio State Cannabis Company, Capital Cannabis Company and Columbus Cannabis Collective, among others, are all registered to a 54-year-old man named Thomas Jackson, an aspiring legal medical cannabis producer who wants to make sure he won’t have to pay anyone for the name he wants on his operation.
That’s despite legal medicinal cannabis production in Ohio being more than a year away, Jackson said. He doesn’t expect the rules for Ohio producers to be fleshed out until at least May of 2017.