Medical marijuana is expected to be available throughout the state by September, and state officials are currently determining who will sell the products and where those dispensaries will be.
Those pending applications include three medical marijuana companies that have applied to the state to operate dispensaries at four proposed locations in Beavercreek. Because of restrictions in place under Ohio law, only one dispensary location can be approved for the region of Greene, Fayette and Madison counties.
RELATED >>> 4 Beavercreek addresses vying to sell medical marijuana
“Residents want to further understand potential risks, problems and impact when medical marijuana is made available in our community,” the city’s release states. “Beavercreek City Council members became involved to pull together experts so that the residents can be better informed about the impact of medical marijuana on our community.”
Officials scheduled to speak include:
State Rep. Rick Perales (R-73rd District);
State Sen. Bob Hackett (R-London);
Tony Coder, of the Ohio Association of Community Behavioral Health Authorities and Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee member;
Gary Moore, CEO of Pelican Technologies, a software developer that uses RFID tags to track individual marijuana plants;
Karen Pierce, managing director of Policy Development & Training in Columbus;
Tim Callahan, director of Mental Health Services for Greene County Educational Service Center.