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Patients and caregivers will be allowed to purchase and possess up to a 90-day supply from licensed dispensaries. Smoking or home growing is prohibited.
Four cultivators received the go-ahead from state regulators to begin growing marijuana. The earliest product is expected to be available is late December or early January.
Joe Catanzaro, a Mad River Twp, trustee, said Friday the township will welcome any new jobs and investment that may occur as the business ramps up. He said the industry is well-regulated by the state, and as long as the company’s operations are legal local officials have no concerns with the new business.
“If they’re going to do it and it’s legal, we’re glad to have them do it in Mad River Twp.” Catanzaro said.
State officials have also approved two sites in Springfield that will be allowed to sell medical marijuana.
Pure Wellness LLC received permission for a site at 1711 W. Main St., while Cannamed Therapeutics LLC also had a Springfield site listed at 0 Raydo Circle. The licensees are expected to open storefront operations later this year when Ohio’s new medical marijuana industry launches.