Medical marijuana in Ohio: 8 key questions answered as the program nears

Medical marijuana was supposed to be in Ohio patients’ hands by Sept. 8, but officials say there’s no way that deadline will be met.

Despite delays, regulators working through the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program continue to chip away at selecting and certifying the hundreds of entities involved in state’s medical marijuana business.

Dispensary locations were announced last month – including a dozen in the region. Last week, the first of 25 cultivators received an operations certificate and can begin planting seeds.

Also last week, Central State University received a provisional license to test the plants that grow from the new industry.

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The program has caused confusion. Here are your questions answered about the Ohio program, what’s taken place so far and the next steps to bring medical marijuana to patients:

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