According to a statement from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy on Monday, state officials have received 370 applications to operate 60 medical marijuana dispensaries within the state, prior to Friday’s application deadline.
According to the Board, the state expects to have the dispensaries functioning and open for business in about a year.
The fee for each application was $5,000. No single company or individual will be allowed to own more than five dispensaries.
Ohioans can legally buy and use medical marijuana (smoking is still illegal – vaping, oils and edibles are options that are allowed) if they have one of 21 medical conditions qualifying for it, and have it recommended by a physician.