Ohio issues medical marijuana licenses this June

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Ohio officials are expecting a flood of applications for medical marijuana grower licenses.

The Dayton Daily News reports applications for large medical marijuana cultivator licenses are due at the end of the month. Ohio will issue a maximum of 12 large-scale licenses.

For businesses interested in a small-scale cultivator license, another 12 licenses will be available. Competitors must complete an application by June 16.

Applicants will be scored in several areas, including operation plans, security, quality assurance and finances.

The state law says medical marijuana should be available by September 2018.

The State Department of Commerce, Ohio Pharmacy Board and State Medical Board will regulate Ohio’s medical marijuana industry.

The law allowing medical marijuana in the state of Ohio was passed last year. The law authorizes doctors to recommend cannabis use for patients with 21 medical conditions.

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