COLUMBUS, Ohio – Two new dispensaries were given certificates of operation in the Ohio medical marijuana program, making for a total of 22.
The dispensaries are both in Springfield, a town outside Dayton: Pure Ohio Wellness, 1711 W. Main St., and Terrasana Labs, 183 Raydo Circle.
The slow opening of the dispensaries is seen as a barrier to patients obtaining medical marijuana.
State regulators intended there to be 56 dispensaries in all. The first dispensaries opened Jan. 16. Not even half the provisionally licensed dispensaries are operational, despite sales beginning six months ago.
In other Ohio dispensary news, the Enquirer’s Jackie Borchardt reported that two dispensary companies are in trouble with the state due to allegedly misrepresenting their ownership on state applications.
In marijuana news outside Ohio:
A new Montana State University study found that in states where recreational marijuana is legal, teens are using the drug less, the Associated Press reports. In Utah, where a medical program is gearing up, a cultivation applicant who didn’t win a license is challenging the state over its decision to only allow eight marijuana growing facilities, even though state law allows for 10, according to the AP.
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