COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Applicants to operate the first Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries will have to wait a little longer to find out whether they'll be awarded licenses by the state.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy canceled a special meeting scheduled for Wednesday and plans to announce dispensary license winners at a its regular monthly meeting June 4-6. The agency had just announced the Wednesday meeting on Monday. Of the 376 applications submitted in November, the board can award licenses to as many as 57 sites across the state.
Board spokesman Cameron McNamee said all applications have been scored but the board is still waiting on background check information and verifying whether applicants have met all of the necessary objective criteria. One of those criteria is whether a proposed site is at least 500 feet from a school, church or other prohibited site.
"We wanted to make sure everyone meets those minimum qualifications," McNamee said.
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