Ohio marijuana: How are future ‘dual-use’ dispensaries preparing for recreational sales? – Yahoo! Voices

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CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (WCMH) — Proposed rules for recreational sales from Ohio’s marijuana regulator have the state’s medical dispensaries considering how they can get in on the action.

The Ohio Division of Cannabis Control revealed a plan in February that would let existing shops selling medical marijuana transition to “dual-use dispensaries.” After getting approval through the proper channels, these shops would then be allowed to also sell recreational marijuana alongside filling prescriptions.

Sunnyside Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, a chain with locations in Ohio and the Midwest at large, has past experience with making the switch from exclusively selling prescription cannabis to offering both in other states. The company operates medical dispensaries in towns including Chillicothe and Newark, and also has a marijuana growing facility in Yellow Springs which produces its own brands such as Supply. It’s this last location where Senior Marketing Manager Kierston Powell said her company and others are feeling the first effects of recreational marijuana in Ohio.

“We are amping up production to plan and prepare for adult use, but coming out of that facility is all of our house brand products,” Powell said. “You’re seeing flower, you’re seeing vapes, you’re seeing edibles …

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