Ohio regulators are sorting through 370 applications for business licenses to open medical cannabis dispensaries.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Ohio planned to award up to 60 dispensary licenses statewide, but no applications were received for two geographic districts that accounted for three of the permits.
- Dispensaries can sell oil, patches, edibles, flower and other approved medical cannabis products.
- The state prohibits smoking medical cannabis, but dispensaries will be permitted to sell flower to be vaporized.
- The Commerce Department has the power to award more licenses based on market demand once the program is operational by Sept. 8, 2018.
- No date has been set for license approval.
- Licenses yet to be awarded: large-scale cultivation, processors and testing labs.