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Ohio Board: Double the Number of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in 2021!

Ohio Board of Pharmacy plans to double the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in 2021


On Monday, April 26th, 2021 the Ohio Board of Pharmacy decided to double the number of medical marijuana dispensaries available for registered patients in 2021! In 2017, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy set a limit of 60 dispensaries,

Source: Ohio Board of Pharmacy


How Many Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Are in Ohio?


Ohio currently has 57 dispensaries licensed to sell medical marijuana. The new recommendations from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy call for an additional 73 new dispensary licenses.


  • Ohio has 57 dispensaries (awarded in 2018)

  • Ohio plans to expand with 73 new dispensaries

  • Ohio will then have a total of 130 dispensaries

  • Marijuana sales begin (January 2019)


When Can I Apply for the New Medical Marijuana Dispensary Licenses?


The Ohio Board of Pharmacy will begin accepting new applications for dispensary licenses in the Summer of 2021.


How Do I Apply for A New Medical Marijuana Dispensary License in Ohio?


The Ohio Board of Pharmacy will use the rules accepted in 2017 for applications.

  • Same rules as 2017 to include

  • Security plans

  • Business plans

  • Limited to five dispensary licenses total

  • A lottery system will be used to award licenses

  • Licenses are awarded by the district

How Many Medical Marijuana Patients are in Ohio?


  • Ohio has over 92,772 registered medical marijuana patients.


in 2017, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy estimated an initial patient count of 12,000-24,000.


Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Online Today


OMNI Medical Marijuana Doctors are available to help patients with new or renewal applications. Call today: (888) 470-0008 or book online!

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