The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy last week awarded a Dispensary Certificate of Operation for medical marijuana to Uplift, located at 101 Mercy Blvd, Mt. Orab.
Medical marijuana became legal in Ohio in September 2016 and operational in September 2018. The Board of Pharmacy has now issued 62 Dispensary Certificates of Operation throughout Ohio. Since the state began issuing certificates, no applications were received for Adams County several years ago. The closest dispensary is in Hillsboro and now Mt. Orab.
Only certain medical conditions can qualify Ohioans for a medical marijuana card. These conditions include: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s disease, positive status for HIV, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury and ulcerative colitis.
As of November 30, 2022 Ohio has 323,968 registered patients. 19,927 of those patients have Veteran Status, 21,068 patients have Indigent Status and 1,233 patients with a terminal diagnosis used Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries. Sales figures as of January 1.2023 from the Ohio medical marijuana is $1.14 billion in product sales.
If you are interested in more information about medical marijuana in Ohio go to https://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov.