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Medical marijuana to be available in Ohio Wednesday

Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-04 14:03:37-04

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — Medical marijuana will be available in Ohio on Jan. 16, according to Cresco Labs, a medical cannabis operator who stated they will be the first dispensary to sell marijuana to a patient in the state.

The medical marijuana operation stated in a news release that the first patient sale will take place at Cresco Labs CY+ dispensary in Wintersville, Ohio. The dispensary will initially open with a selection of flower products for vaporization only, but will also carry products including edibles, vape pens and cartridges, oral sprays, pills and transdermal patches.

The Wintersville dispensary will also offer private one-on-one consultation areas to educate patients about using marijuana as medicine, according to the release.

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Patients seeking to purchase medical marijuana on Wednesday must confirm their their recommendation from a certified doctor is completed within the state registry, and must bring a state-issued ID along with their registry barcode to be permitted into the dispensary to purchase medical marijuana, according to the release.

The dispensary said they are planning to open at 9 a.m.

Cresco Labs also operates a cultivation facility in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The company is one of the largest vertically-integrated multistate cannabis operators in the United States, according to its news release. It was also first to market in Pennsylvania when it opened the first dispensary in that state last year.