First medical cannabis dispensary gets OK to open in Ohio

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Ohio has given the first medical marijuana dispensary the approval to open, but it’s still uncertain when sales will begin.

State regulators gave the go-ahead to Cresco Labs’ CY+ dispensary near Steubenville, on the eastern side of the state, making it the first of the dozens of provisionally licensed retailers to receive a certificate of operation.

But MMJ retailers are still waiting on testing labs to become operational. They dispensaries can’t sell medical cannabis until it has been tested.

More details on how Ohio’s medical marijuana market is progressing can be found here.