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Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Going Strong

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It’s been more than a month now since medical marijuana was available for sale in limited parts of Ohio. Nearly a million dollars’ worth of it has been sold.

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program reports more than $947,000 of medical marijuana have been sold since the first dispensaries opened on January 16th. About 126 pounds of medical marijuana have been sold. Dispensaries are selling limited amounts and types of product at this point and patients are paying up to $60 for a day’s supply. Those prices are expected to come down as more product is available as processors start operating next month, and two more dispensaries, in Elyria and Jackson, are set to open this week. Patients with at least one of 21 qualifying conditions can get recommendations for medical marijuana and the state is considering adding six more conditions to that list.