Medical marijuana hits market in Ohio this week

The state’s roll out of medical marijuana has hit plenty of delays. However, the first medicinal marijuana patients are likely to have prescriptions filled this week. Here’s a look at what to expect.

Editor’s note: This is the first of a three-part series examining medicinal marijuana in Ohio, which is expected to be available this week.

The long wait is almost over for supporters of medical marijuana in Ohio.

After months of delays, the first batches of medical cannabis are expected to be sold this week to approved patients.

The state initially wanted marijuana products available in dispensaries by September. But thanks to delays, the state’s cannabis growers didn’t get started until last summer, and marijuana takes months to cultivate.

Matt Wagner is a senior chemist at North Coast Testing Laboratories LLC in Streetsboro, the first lab approved by the state to test medicinal marijuana crops. Wagner and his colleagues in molecular microbiology and

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