Ohio to begin taking medical cannabis dispensary applications

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Ohio regulators will soon be taking applications for the 60 medical marijuana dispensary licenses up for grabs in the state.

Prospective dispensary owners will have a two-week window – Nov. 3-Nov. 17 – to submit their applications, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

Each applicant will pay a $5,000 fee. License winners will fork out a $70,000 operating fee every other year to own one of the 60 dispensaries, which are expected to begin selling medical cannabis in September 2018.

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control currently is reviewing applications for the 24 cultivation licenses, and the deadline for MMJ testing lab applications is Sept. 22.

The next licensing phase will be processing facilities.