New proposal could bring 18 medical marijuana dispensaries to Northeast Ohio

Posted at 8:05 PM, Aug 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-04 20:05:39-04

Northeast Ohio could be getting 18 medical marijuana dispensaries following a proposal from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

The Board developed draft dispensary districts after considering the following:

  • Established rules and regulations in other state medical marijuana programs
  • Patient populations
  • Consultation with regulators in other states
  • Ohio's population
  • Existing compliance resources for the State Board of Pharmacy
  • Access to major Ohio roadways

The Board is accepting public comment on the draft of the medical marijuana dispensary districts until August 11. Comments can be submitted at For more information on the Medical Marijuana Control Program, visit