MedicateOH proudly offers our Cannabis Writers’ Workshop for the second consecutive year. The 5-session workshop is designed for students hoping to develop career skills for Ohio’s cannabis industry as well as for advocates wishing to strengthen and amplify their messaging.

“Budding” Writers Wanted

This year, MedicateOH will offer an essay contest for “budding” writers. Scholarships will be awarded based on these essays.

Scholarship Essay Contest

Student applicants are asked to submit a 500 to 1,000-word essay about an innovation they’ve seen or would like to see in the medical cannabis industry. Consider areas such as technology, patient access, environment, education, and social impact.

Submit below or go to

Scholarship deadline is Monday, May 1st.

The Cannabis Writers’ Workshop: Starting May 15

The offering from the publisher comes as the state’s industry appears poised for explosive growth in 2023 and beyond. Qualified communicators will be needed to capture the various unique stories that shape the Ohio cannabis industry.

The Cannabis Writers’ Workshop is designed to share tips and guide assignments with the goal of developing cannabis content that’s appropriate and impactful.

The Workshop will be held via Zoom. This year, the courses will be held Monday nights at 8:00 p.m.

Monday, May 15th: Journalism

Monday, May 22nd: Business Profiles

(Memorial Day: Break)

Monday, June 5th: Advocacy Writing

Monday, June 12th: Product Reviewing

Monday, June 19th: Review and Awards

Each 90-minute session will be interactive, but it will be recorded. If you need to miss a session, you’ll be able to catch up by watching the video at a later time.

Sponsorship/Scholarship: Send a Team Member or Sponsor a Student!

MedicateOH encourages the cannabis community to offer this continuing education opportunity to your employees. This workshop will be particularly useful for public relations, marketing, sales teams, and brand ambassadors.

We offer this scholarship to the student community in Cannabis Studies programs at Cleveland School of Cannabis, the University of Cincinnati, and Hocking College. Any other students may apply as well. We ask cannabis businesses again this year to help us cover the tuition of deserving student applicants. Your company will be recognized for your contribution.

Companies wishing to sponsor a student and individuals wishing to participate in the workshop may sign up here. Tuition is $200.

MedicateOH operates as a fiscally sponsored project of Community Shares of Mid-Ohio, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, nonprofit corporation.

Questions about our Cannabis Writers’ Workshop? Email us at



  • Gabrielle Dion

    Medicate OH's Founder and Publisher is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio and holds an undergraduate degree in journalism and a master's degree in public administration, both from Northern Kentucky University. She has more than 20 years of experience writing and editing professionally for the medical and wellness industries, including positions with The Journal of Pediatrics, Livestrong, The Cincinnati Enquirer, and Patient Pop.