Dispensaries given licenses: In June, pharmacy officials announced 56 dispensary licenses where medical marijuana would be sold, but it's unclear when and how much product will be on shelves for patients.
This architectural rendering shows what the dispensary rooms in the Strawberry Fields medical marijuana dispensaries in Dayton and Monroe may look like after the roughly 3,000-square-foot buildings are completed. The brand's Ohio parent company, CannAscend Alternative, was granted four provisional licenses, including one at 333 Wayne Ave. in Dayton and at 300 North Main St. in Monroe. SUBMITTED
Area university could house testing lab: State regulators in June issued provisional licenses to Central State University and Hocking Technical College to set up medical marijuana testing labs. The two were the only public institutions to apply for testing lab licenses. Seven private companies have also applied for testing licenses.
Doctors continue to be certified: As of this week, 222 physicians are now approved by the state medical board to recommend marijuana for patients.
Patient registry on hold: The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has yet to open an online patient registry.
Medical conditions could be added: A panel of experts is being assembled to review petitions to add more medical conditions that would qualify for using marijuana. Petitions will be accepted Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, according to the State Medical Board of Ohio. The full medical board will decide which conditions are added.