When could Ohio begin awarding licenses to sell recreational marijuana? – WKYC.com

The Ohio Division of Cannabis Control has proposed allowing medical marijuana dispensaries to apply for dual-use licenses to also sell recreational marijuana.

EASTLAKE, Ohio — After more than three months of recreational marijuana being legal in Ohio, it is now one step closer to being sold in dispensaries thanks to newly proposed rules from the Ohio Division of Cannabis Control.

The DCC has proposed rules that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries to apply for dual-use licenses to also sell recreational marijuana. A medical dispensary may apply if:

They don’t have ownership, investment interest in, or compensation arrangement with an adult-use testing laboratory or an applicant for a license to conduct adult-use laboratory testing.They are in compliance with all applicable tax laws within the state of Ohio.They are not contemporaneously employed by a regulatory agency or governmental entity within the state of Ohio that within that role may significantly influence or control entities licensed.

“This is the first step toward actually putting the recreational marijuana law into effect,” Case Western Reserve University Law Professor Jonathan Entin said. “This will provide a mechanism for people to buy marijuana for personal use in a lawful way.

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