SEVEN MILE —
The new medical pot emporium under construction in Seven Mile is expected to open as soon as next month.
The Main Street location will be one of only two dispensaries in Butler County, the other is the Strawberry Fields shop on Main Street in Monroe. The Monroe store has not yet received its final state approval. The About Wellness Ohio store in Lebanon opened to a crowd of about 30 patients who lined the shopping center in May.
Seven Mile Mayor Vivian Gorsuch said officials have been told by the business owners that opening is imminent.
“Their plan is for the building to be finished by the end of August,” she told the Journal-News. “After that happens the pharmacy board has to approve it.”
Three parcels in the 400 block of Main Street sold for a total of $675,000 in December to 127 OH LLC. Mark Hyde paid a total of $45,000 for the parcels in 1994.
The Seven Mile site will be one of five in the state for Bloom Medicinals.
“Patients will be able to select from a variety of medical cannabis oils, flower, tinctures and transdermal patches that best fit your needs for your qualifying condition,” the company wrote on its website.
“Educational events will be hosted for patients looking to learn more about our products, their benefits and uses allowed by the State of Ohio. As well as registration events for people looking to see if they qualify for medical marijuana.”
A 2016 law legalized marijuana for medicinal uses to treat 21 ailments, including cancer, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder or chronic pain. It allows multiple forms of medical marijuana to be sold, such as edibles, oils, patches and vaporizing, but