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Demand for medical marijuana will likely clean limited supply this week

Posted at 11:22 AM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-14 11:22:13-05

CLEVELAND — As hundreds of calls come in to a center where workers are taking requests from Ohioans looking to obtain a medical marijuana card, the volume of calls indicates a higher demand for cannabis as it hits the shelves this week at CY+ dispensary in Steubenville, according to

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It's only one of 56 dispensaries with the final state approval and ready to open.

So far, the state has issued more than 3,500 cards and counting.

Workers at the call center in Independence say they are logging more than 500 calls a day, reports.

Ohio Marijuana Card, which charges $340 for the doctor's visit and consultation, says eligible patients are getting the cards within 10 minutes of leaving the office.

According to, cultivators have all hands on deck with some facilities increasing staffing in less than four months as they waited for state validation to arrive several weeks ago.