In a move to ramp up Ohio’s medical marijuana program, state regulators have issued provisional licenses to two additional cannabis processors and two more testing labs.
The licenses bring the total number of processors to nine, with four more applications in progress, according to state officials. There are now four authorized testing labs.
Ohio legalized medical marijuana in 2016 but is months behind a Sept. 8 target for making products available to patients.
The two new processors that won provisional licenses are Green Investment Partners of Columbus and Standard Wellness of Gibsonburg.
Provisional testing licenses were issued to Columbus-based Battelle Memorial Institute and North Coast Testing Laboratories of Streetsboro.
– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily