First Ohio medical marijuana dispensary gets certificate of operation

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio Board of Pharmacy, one of the regulators in the state’s nascent medical marijuana program, has cleared a Jefferson County business to open as a dispensary, the state announced Wednesday afternoon.

CY+, located at 180 Main Street, Wintersville, is the first among dozens of businesses that have received provisional dispensary licenses from the state. Wintersville is located in eastern Ohio, just outside Steubenville.

Wednesday’s news from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program is the latest as it ramps up. Last week, the Patient and Caregiver Registry went live. Marijuana was being harvested throughout the state.

Ohio medical marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry is open today

The provisional licenses allow the dispensaries to work to become fully operational businesses. Once they believe they have built up their businesses and are in compliance with the Ohio law and state medical marijuana rules, they invite state regulators to inspect them. If they clear inspection, they can get a certificate of operation.

Twenty-one conditions, from cancer to post-traumatic stress disorder, can qualify someone for a recommendation from a doctor from medical marijuana.

Ohio accepting proposals for ailments that could be treated with medical marijuana

The state is accepting proposals through Dec. 31 for additional conditions.

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