Ohio announces sites for medical marijuana dispensaries; 5 approved in Columbus

FILE - In this Feb. 14, 2018, file photo, marijuana plants are displayed at a dispensary in Berkeley, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
Ohio announces 56 sites where medical marijuana will be sold
Businesses hoping for boost in traffic around dispensary locations

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has licensed 56 locations that can sell medical marijuana once it becomes legal this fall.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy on Monday awarded those provisional dispensary licenses that give the stores six months to meet state operation requirements. A total of 376 applications were received.

Out of those approved, five locations are located in Columbus:

  • Greenleaf Apothecaries, LLC - 111 Vine Street
  • 127 OH, LLC - 1361 Georgesville Road
  • Cannamed Therapeutics LLC - 656 Grandview Avenue
  • Verdant Creations, LLC - Cassady Avenue (No building site yet)
  • Harvest of Ohio, LLC - 2950 N. High Street

To view the full list of locations, including those who did not receive approval, click here.

The executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio, Thomas Rosenberger, says the board has ended months of speculation about where patients will be able to get medical marijuana.

Three of 31 geographic districts won't have dispensaries. They either received no applications or had no qualifying applicant.

Ohio's 2016 medical marijuana law says the program must begin Sept. 8.

Also Monday, the board launched a toll-free medical marijuana help-line for patients, caregivers and health professionals. The number is 833-464-6627.

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