Source: Health Policy Institute of Ohio
The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy (SOBP) canceled a special meeting scheduled for May 23 and plans to announce medical marijuana dispensary license winners at its regular monthly meeting in early June (Source: “Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensary Announcement Postponed,” Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 22, 2018).
Of the 376 applications submitted in November, the SOBP can award licenses to as many as 57 sites across the state.
SOBP spokesman Cameron McNamee said all applications have been scored but the board is still waiting on background check information and verifying whether applicants have met all of the necessary objective criteria. One of those criteria is whether a proposed site is at least 500 feet from a school, church, or other prohibited site.
“We wanted to make sure everyone meets those minimum qualifications,” McNamee said.
In a related matter, the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Family Medicine Celebration scheduled for Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19, will feature a session on the rollout of Ohio’s medical marijuana program. For more information and to register, visit the OAFP website.