[Editor’s Note: Medical Marijuana sales will begin very soon in Ohio.]
Ohio regulators awarded the state’s first certificate of operation to a laboratory to test medical cannabis, clearing the last obstacle to medical marijuana sales.
North Coast Testing Laboratories of Streetsboro had its inspection on Wednesday and was deemed fully compliant with the state’s rules and the lab’s application, according to a spokesperson from Ohio’s Department of Commerce.
This approval means that the state now has operating licensees in all of the categories required for sales of medical marijuana to patients to begin.
The timing of product availability will be based on the actions of the licensees, according to the state’s commerce department.
“The industry can now take the final steps necessary to get medical marijuana on dispensary shelves, and provide patients relief in the very near future,” said Thomas Rosenberger, executive director of the National Cannabis Industry Association of Ohio.