Ohio Could Have Medical Cannabis Available to Purchase by January 15

Medical marijuana could be available to patients in Ohio as soon as Jan. 15, according to representatives of a cannabis dispensary and testing lab preparing to open in the state. Jason Erkes, a spokesman for Cresco Labs’ CY+ dispensary in Wintersville, Jefferson County, said the business should be ready to open by that date.

"We?re targeting the week of the 15th for the store in Wintersville,” said Erkes. "But everything has to line up."

To meet that timeline, a cannabis testing laboratory will also have to open. Under state law, random tests for pesticides and purity are required before medical marijuana may be sold. Joe Moorhead of North Coast Testing Laboratories LLC said that his comp...

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