Cuyahoga County's First Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens

(Cleveland)- Cuyahoga County's first medical marijuana dispensary is opening Thursday morning. Terrasana Cannabis Company is opening the dispensary on Antenucci Boulevard in Garfield Heights, with ribbon cutting ceremony.

Terrasana says it brings a unique medical perspective to the market with health professionals from world renowned institutions and industry veterans serving as strategic consultants and advisory board members for the company. Senior leadership is also comprised of executives and owners from the legal, medical, operational, finance and real estate world - giving Terrasana the expertise needed to navigate the highly regulated market of medical marijuana.

By introducing medical marijuana into the market, Terrasana is also hoping to help address Ohio’s opioid crisis by offering a more natural choice for treatment. Ohio has the second highest rate of opioid-related deaths based on data from the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics. Terrasana is actively working with researchers to further validate cannabis as substitute to opiates, which will in turn reduce addiction.

The company currently has operations in Columbus and Cleveland, Ohio, with three additional stores opening in Fremont and Springfield, Ohio, in the next few months.

Other medical marijuana dispensaries, operated by other companies, have opened in Wickliffe, Elyria, Sandusky, and Canton.

(Photo Courtesy Terrasana)

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