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This story was republished with permission from Crain’s Cleveland Business and written by Jeremy Nobile.

Ohio regulators are soliciting stakeholder feedback on some proposed rules related to retail licensing under the adult-use marijuana program as well as some potential changes to aspects of the medical program that are primarily tied to fees and employees.

While these tentative rules are explained in some detail below, the full text of the proposed rules can be downloaded here.

Anyone looking to provide feedback on these rules can do so by emailing DCCRules@com.ohio.gov through Friday, Feb. 9.

These rules reinforce the expected timeline for issuing new adult-use dispensary licenses. That includes dual licenses for already licensed medical marijuana dispensaries as well as so-called 10(B) retail licenses, which are available to licensed cultivators and standalone dispensary operators with no common ownership with any other cultivators or processors.

Applications are slated to become available June 7 ahead of provisional licenses being issued by Sept. 7. Those dates were built into the marijuana statute approved by voters in November.

It is expected that already licensed medical marijuana dispensaries should have no issues securing dual-use licenses allowing them to serve the adult-use market as well.

Those companies must still go through the

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