COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Board of Pharmacy approved 70 provisional licenses for new medical marijuana dispensaries in the state Monday afternoon, including six more in Cuyahoga County.
A provisional license means the business owners have to build the space in compliance with state medical marijuana laws and regulations. After the buildout, the staff at the Board of Pharmacy inspects the business. If the business passes, the board gives it a certificate of operation. Then the dispensary can open its doors.
The process can take several months.
Currently there are 58 licensed dispensaries in Ohio. An additional dispensary may open, depending on the outcome of ongoing litigation. With 70 more licenses, the number will more than double throughout the state.
In Cuyahoga County, the board approved the following provisional licenses:
-OPC Retail II LLC: 1978 W. 3rd St., Cleveland
-Nectar Markets of Ohio LLC: 21100 St. Clair Ave., Euclid
-Twice the Wellness LLC: 27900 Chagrin Blvd, Woodmere
-Green Power OH LLC: 13429 Lakewood Heights Blvd, Cleveland
-Good River Wellness LLC: 27101 Euclid Ave., Euclid
-Shangri-La Dispensary Ohio LLC: 4620 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland
A seventh license will be awarded soon in Cuyahoga County. Board of Pharmacy staff are reviewing an application from Cannavitz Ventures LLC, which wants a dispensary on Lakewood