Cannabis

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JARED MURPHY / WESA

At AgraPharm LLC’s warehouse in Beaver County, the scent of cannabis is potent.

“What you're smelling today is about only a third of what it really smells like when we first harvest the crop,” said AgraPharm’s CEO Ed Santillan.

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More than 5,400 Ohioans have purchased cannabis since sales began at dispensaries in mid-January. 

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy says 5,465 patients have purchased medical marijuana. And that’s only about 28 percent of the number of patients registered for the program. One reason why so few are buying it could be due to the fact that only nine of the 56 dispensaries approved for operation are open. Most are in Eastern or Northeastern Ohio. And product is limited because processors aren’t yet operational.

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Here are your morning headlines for Wednesday, January 9:

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OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

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OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

Dozens of public officials and advocates gathered in Yellow Springs today to break ground on Ohio’s first medical marijuana cultivation site. The project is one of a dozen across Ohio licensed by the state just two weeks ago.