As many in Ohio can attest, the implementation of laws and regulations regarding the manufacturing, processing and sale of medical marijuana has not always run smoothly. For example, Ohio had issues with the licensure of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. Other states in the nation that have legalized medical marijuana are also facing legal issues in implementing these laws.
Ohio has waited and watched, learning from the mistakes of other states that raced to legalize medical marijuana. Many who suffered from conditions the product promised to relieve were excited when lawmakers agreed to allow a limited number of dispensaries across the state. If you were among the few granted a license to sell medical marijuana, you already know how carefully Ohio regulates the industry.
At times, the Ohio state board of pharmacy will accept applications for the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state. While some may be eager to open their own dispensary, it is important that they meet all the requirements necessary to obtain a license, so they can legally operate in the state.
Ohio has legalized medical marijuana, but dispensaries still face hurdles in opening in the state. And, Ohio is not unique in facing these types of problems. Almost two years have passed since Florida legalized medical marijuana, with over 70 percent of voters approving the measure. Thus far, 64 medical marijuana dispensaries opened in the state. However, some cities in Florida that temporarily stopped dispensaries from being opened in their communities are now making those bans permanent.