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Licenses For Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Medical marijuana dispensaries must be licensed in order to operate. Getting a license is not easy. The licensure process is challenging. Furthermore, there are only a limited number of licenses being issued, and there are many dispensaries competing for them. Dispensaries must use caution to follow the process and stay on the right side of regulations to ensure that they can obtain and keep a license to dispense medical marijuana.

In Ohio, there was an initial offering of 60 medical marijuana dispensary licenses. The state is divided into 31 equally sized dispensary districts. Each district is allowed a limited number of dispensaries. Most districts can have only one or two dispensaries. Needless to say, choosing a location is a critical element of the application process.

Other states where medical marijuana is legal have their own unique regulations.

Guidance In Obtaining, Maintaining And Protecting A Dispensary License

Working with a variety of state regulatory agencies will be a critical component for prospective licensees and current licensees. This can be made easier by teaming with an attorney who is familiar with these agencies and their processes, someone who has already established relationships with each of these agencies.

For more than 20 years, I have been handling administrative and licensing law issues. My practice is focused solely on helping medical cannabis dispensaries and other medical marijuana businesses provide this powerful treatment option. As the father of a medical marijuana patient, this is personal to me.

  • I can work with your business to prepare an application for a medical marijuana dispensary license. I will strive to see that you can get licensed as quickly as possible.
  • I stand beside current licensees to ensure that they continue to adhere to ever-changing medical marijuana laws. When a license is threatened due to an alleged violation, I provide strong defense representation to protect your business.
  • If your application was denied or you have lost your license due to a suspected violation, I can stand up for you in an administrative appeal.

If you would like to talk to an experienced lawyer about any medical marijuana dispensary licensing issue, call me at 440-220-6398, or send me an email today. From my law office in Solon, I handle cases in the Cleveland area, throughout Ohio, across the U.S. and internationally.