Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers For August 2020

OHIO:  The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for August 2020. These numbers include:

  • 168,678 Recommendations
  • 131,654 Registered patients
    • 9,267 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 9,694 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 724 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 103,642 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 14,775 Registered Caregivers

For the full list of program numbers, please visit the Program Update page.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Five Dispensary Certificates Of Operation

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded five Dispensary Certificates of Operation to the Verdant Creations locations at:

  • 1243 N. Cassady Ave., Columbus;
  • 326 James Way, Marion;
  • 5149 Kennedy Ave., Cincinnati;
  • 1641 N. Bridge St., Chillicothe; and
  • 1546 W. Church St., Newark

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Seven Mile

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Bloom Medicinals, LLC, located at 403 S. Main St., Seven Mile.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation in Bowling Green

State_of_Ohio_Board_of_pharmacy_logo2COHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Soothe, located at 1155 N. Main St., Bowling Green.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Cleveland

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Rise, located at 1222 Prospect Ave. E., Cleveland.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Second Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Springfield

State_of_Ohio_Board_of_pharmacy_logo2COHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Pure Ohio Wellness, located at 1711 W. Main St., Springfield.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

 

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Awards Dispensary Certificate Of Operation In Springfield

State_of_Ohio_Board_of_pharmacy_logo2COHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation to Terrasana Labs, located at 183 Raydo Cir., Springfield.

The interactive map of Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation will be updated within the next 48 hours.

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Cresco Labs Receives Approval To Enter The Michigan Market

ILLINOIS:  Cresco Labs Inc., one of the largest vertically integrated multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, today announced that it has completed the most comprehensive portion of Michigan’s application process, being pre-qualified for a cultivation and processing license by the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Medical Marihuana Licensing Board. The pre-qualification represents the authorization of the entity to move forward with the licensing process for its intended facilities.

“We continue to execute well on our expansion strategy and leverage our professional, proven approach to win access to new markets,” said Cresco Labs CEO and Co-founder Charlie Bachtell. “Entering Michigan will add another large market opportunity to our growing footprint and increase our total addressable consumer base to more than 150 million people. Michigan is one of the largest medical cannabis markets in the country with an estimated patient population of nearly 300,000 patients and is steadily moving towards implementation of an adult-use program. Pre-qualification is the most significant regulatory hurdle in the Michigan licensing process. We expect to replicate the process that has enabled us to quickly and efficiently get operational in other markets and begin making our full suite of brands available to patients wanting to experience the positive medicinal benefits of cannabis.”

Cresco Labs has applied for a cultivation and processing facility to be located in a former 100,000+ square foot factory in Marshall, Michigan. The Company has been granted conditional local approval to build and operate the facility pending final approval of its state facility license application.

Michigan Market:

Michigan is the 10th largest state in the country with a population of nearly 10 million people and more nearly 300,000 registered patients in the state’s medical cannabis program. According to Arcview Market Research/BDS Analytics, the total cannabis market in Michigan – including both medical spending and future legalized adult-use spending – is projected to increase to nearly $1.4 billion by 2022 from $869 million in 2018.

Cresco Labs Footprint:

Upon the receipt of licensure in Michigan and the closing of the Company’s pending acquisition in Florida, Cresco Labs will have 15 production facilities, 21 operational retail dispensaries and licenses to operate a total of 51 retail dispensaries across 11 states – Illinois, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Nevada, California, Arizona, Florida, and Michigan with New York, Maryland and Massachusetts pending regulatory approval. The Company’s products are currently on the shelves of over 250 dispensaries. Cresco Labs will have operations in seven of the ten most populated states in the country with legalized cannabis programs totaling more than 150 million residents, which is nearly 70% of the estimated total addressable US cannabis market

Ohio Board of Pharmacy Announces First Week Statistics For Patient And Caregiver Registry

OHIO: After accepting patient registrations for one week, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has 1,948 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those with a recommendation, 1,062 have activated their Registry Card.

Update from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

Update from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

The State Board of Pharmacy will continue to provide weekly updates through December after which a monthly report will be available.

Michigan: Marijuana Possession Becomes Legal Next Week

MJLegalMICHIGAN: Key provisions of the state’s voter-initiated marijuana measure will take effect next week. Members of the Board of State Canvassers certified the midterm election results on November 26, and Proposition 1: The Michigan Regulation and Taxation of Marihuana Act becomes law on Thursday, December 6.

Provisions specific to the adult possession and cultivation of cannabis will take immediate effect. Those over the age of 21 may legally possess up to 2.5 ounces of marijuana and/or 15 grams of cannabis concentrates in a private residence. Adults may also legally cultivate up to 12 marijuana plants in private, and possess the harvest (up to ten ounces) of those plants. Public use of cannabis will remain a violation of law.

Under the new law, the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs has up to 12 months to begin accepting applications from those seeking to operate licensed cannabis businesses.

Michigan is the tenth state to regulate the adult use of marijuana, and it is the ninth to do so via voter initiative.

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500 or visit Michigan NORML.