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Ohio’s First Medical Marijuana Sales Finally Kick Off

January 15, 2019

Ohio’s first medical marijuana sales are set to kick off at 9 a.m. Wednesday, nearly two and a half years after the state’s legalization measure became law and roughly four months after the system was slated to open.

In other words, this has been a long time coming for Ohio patients and caretakers. Here’s what you need to know.

Dispensaries Open Wednesday

Four dispensaries across the state have said they’re planning to open at 9 a.m. Wednesday. They are:

  • CY+ in Wintersville
  • The Forest Sandusky in Sandusky
  • Ohio Valley Natural Relief in Wintersville
  • The Botanist in Canton

Dozens more dispensaries are set to open in the coming weeks. Leafly has put together a map of all 56 dispensaries granted provisional licenses by the state last year.

What Should I Bring?

Dispensaries are open to Ohioans with doctor recommendations for medical cannabis as well as registered caretakers.

Be sure to bring a valid government-issued ID along with your Ohio medical marijuana registry card. While some dispensaries may have ATMs on site, it’s a good idea to bring cash.

What Can I Buy?

Most standard medical marijuana products are expected to be available, including cannabis flower, oils, topicals, tinctures, edibles, and patches. Keep in mind that smoking cannabis remains prohibited, so if you pick up flower, be sure to have access to dry-herb vaporizer. Under Ohio’s medical marijuana law, patients can purchase up to a 90-day supply of cannabis.

Keep in mind that the initial rollout may be slower than expected—perhaps no surprise to Ohio patients at this point. The State Medical Board of Ohio has said to expect limited amounts and types of cannabis products at first, warning there may be product shortages at the program’s launch.

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