Setbacks Delay Ohio's Efforts To Get Medical Pot In Patients Hands

COLUMBUS - Ohio's effort's to get medical marijuana into the hands of patients by September have failed so far, with delays in the licensing process setting the project back to the point where it’s nearly impossible for the state to catch up.

Right now, the biggest hold up is that processors have not been given provisional licenses. This might not take long, as several cultivators have also applied to be processors which may speed up the process.

A bigger issue is that no facilities have started the cultivation process. 

It takes between three or four months for a plant to grow meaning the earliest patients will see finished products is in October, maybe even later.

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