First Ohio medical marijuana sales expected next week – if all goes according to plan

January 9th, 2019 by admin Leave a reply »


Ohio’s seed to sale process for producing medical marijuana.
Michael Nyerges, Cincinnati Enquirer

Ohio’s first medical marijuana sales could happen at the end of next week – provided everything happens as planned.

Medical marijuana has been grown and harvested, and one dispensary is ready to open its doors. But all marijuana flower and products must be tested for potency and contaminants by an independent lab before they can be sold. 

Two testing labs have received final certificates of operation from the state. Both were collecting samples from some of the 29 state-licensed marijuana cultivators on Wednesday.

Hocking Technical College’s testing lab received its certificate of operation Tuesday. Lab director Jonathan Cachat said the lab could have results back to cultivators by mid-week next week.

CY+ dispensary, in eastern Ohio’s Wintersville, is targeting the end of next week for its first sale, spokesman Jason Erkes said. It could be the first of the 56 state-licensed retail stores to open. The Forest Sandusky, run by Standard Wellness Company LLC, had its final inspection Tuesday and could also open next week if it receives a certificate of operation in the coming

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