While the first legal sale of medical marijuana didn’t happen in 2018 as Ohio’s law allowed, officials say the slow-to-develop program is ready to deliver.
“There will be product available really, really soon,” Mark Hamlin, a senior policy advisor at the Ohio Department of Commerce, said recently. “We know the initial product will be very small. It will be limited as well, and it will be plant material only as we wait for processors to come online.”
The Wintersville dispensary, CY+, received its certificate of operation last month. Another 55 dispensaries have provisional licenses, according to the Ohio Department of Commerce. A dozen are set to eventually open in southwest Ohio including two in Cincinnati, two in Dayton, two in Springfield and one each in Beavercreek, Columbia, Lebanon, Monroe, Riverside and the Village of Seven Mile.