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JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times Strawberry Fields, the medical marijuana dispensary at the corner of Greene Street and the Williamstown Bridge, is expected to open in early June.
Access to medical marijuana in Southeast Ohio is near, following more than two years of legislation, rules and renovations.

Marietta City Law Director Paul Bertram confirmed Tuesday that the Marietta dispensary named Strawberry Fields, which has been under structural modification for the last year at the corner of Greene Street and the Williamstown Bridge ramp, has plans to open next month.

“They called and had indicated they would be opening in the first 10 days of June,” said Bertram. “They would still need final inspections and licensing through the state board of pharmacy, medical marijuana board and Department of Commerce.”

Ian James, head of corporate development for CannAscend, the operational partner with the dispensary, and Jimmy Gould, founder and CEO, did not return calls for comment Monday or Tuesday.

Medical Marijuana was legalized in 2016 after Ohio House Bill 523 passed. The first legal sales of the controlled substance did not occur until January this year, and that was the last time the issue again came before Marietta City Council’s Planning, Zoning, Annexation and Housing Committee.

JANELLE PATTERSON The Marietta Times Strawberry Fields, the medical marijuana dispensary at the corner of Greene Street and the Williamstown Bridge, is expected to open in early June.

That committee, under the 2016-17 council, enacted a temporary moratorium on medical marijuana-associated businesses from operating within city limits while the legislature and state administration ironed out rules concerning the previously illegal products.

Then in October 2017 council lifted the moratorium to encourage businesses to set up shop when Washington County was in the running along with Noble and Guernsey counties for

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