Ohio marijuana dispensaries can soon apply to sell recreationally | wtol.com – WTOL

Brandon Cohen, who teaches marijuana finance at the University of Toledo, expects supply won’t demand at the outset, based on Michigan’s recreational industry.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Recreational marijuana in Ohio cleared a major legislative hurdle on Monday as medical dispensaries can soon begin applying for permits as soon as June 7 to sell non-medical marijuana products.

It all stems from a push from Columbus. In the months following the passage of recreational marijuana by voters back in November, Gov. Mike DeWine expressed concerns about a black market edging into the state’s business before it has a chance to truly establish the recreational industry.

So, he pushed for medical facilities to be given the go-ahead to start selling first.

Multiple medical shops in Lucas County would be applicable, such as Rise Toledo on Sylvania Avenue, Wyld Skye on Dorr Street, Ohio Cannabis Connection on Southwyck Boulevard and Bloom Medicinals in Maumee.

But even if all those shops apply, that doesn’t mean they’ll be able to start selling the moment they fill out their application.

Brandon Cohen, a University of Toledo professor who teaches a marijuana finance class and studied Michigan’s

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