FIRST SALES OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA TAKE PLACE IN OHIO
- January 16, 2019
Ohio has certainly seen its fair share of insanity and breakthroughs over the course of a few years. In the midst of a public Opioid Crisis, the lovely Midwestern state has suffered from one of the most severe breakouts of opioid overdoses and addiction in our country, so great that Governor Mike DeWine declared a full-out war on these drugs during his time as Ohio Attorney General. However, alongside its failures, the Buckeye State has experienced great success with its medical marijuana program. As indicated in a recent report, America’s Heartland has officially kicked off its first sales of medicinal pot, and officials are hoping for a great turnout. So, what can Ohioans expect now that their alternative medicine is officially on the market? Let’s take a closer look at the sales of medical pot in the State of Ohio.
A Whole New Lineup for Ohio
As of today, four dispensaries are set to open across the State of Ohio. In the next couple of weeks, over 12 more dispensaries are set to open across the state. Here is a closer look at the most recent additions:
- CY+: Wintersville
- Forest Sandusky: Sandusky
- Ohio Valley Natural Relief: Wintersville
- The Botanist: Canton
What Is Expected from Patients?
In keeping with a variety of marijuana programs, patients in Ohio must have registered caretakers and have recommendations from their doctors. Likewise, qualified patients must have a government identification card and a marijuana registry card before any sales take place. Also, while some stores will offer ATMs, visitors must be careful and bring money before purchasing pot products.
What Products Are Available?
Ultimately, the Ohio dispensaries will offer run-of-the-mill marijuana products that will include flowers, oil, topicals (ointments and creams), tinctures, edibles (including beverages) and a variety of tinctures. However, smoking pot is still against the law in Ohio, so patients must also be prepared to purchase dry-herb vaporizers. Meanwhile, Ohio State Law also dictates that registered patients can only buy a 90-day supply of the drug at a time.
Seeking Treatment for Drug Abuse and Addiction
Although marijuana might be beneficial to people suffering from cancer, HIV/AIDS, and other debilitating illnesses, this little plant is still a drug and can trigger abuse and addiction. The good news is that help is always around the corner, if you know where to look. If you, a friend, or a loved one strongly believe you have a marijuana problem, get in touch with Asana Recovery today to speak with our team of counselors and healthcare experts. We are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle.
If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your marijuana use disorder today. Remember, it is never too late to get the help you more than deserve.