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Meet 9 medical marijuana dispensaries that could come to Columbus

COLUMBUS, Ohio – An array of new medical marijuana dispensaries could open their doors in Ohio — including nine in Columbus. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued 70 provisional licenses to hopeful medical marijuana dispensaries on May 16 in order to accommodate a growing number of patients and demand for the drug, according to the …

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Ohio Program Helps Cannabis Offenders Find Industry Jobs

A Youngstown, Ohio medical marijuana cultivator is working to bring those hurt by the War on Drugs into Ohio’s nascent cannabis industry. Brian Kessler helps run the city’s only medical marijuana grow operation, Riviera Creek Holdings, and his team is now helping develop a cannabis industry employment program for people convicted of crimes related to …

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First Female- and Minority-led Dispensary Comes to Ohio

Ohio’s medical marijuana industry is growing, and it’s also growing in diversity. Ariane Kirkpatrick, a long-time Cleveland entrepreneur, is the owner of Harvest of Ohio. That makes Harvest of Ohio the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary led by a minority woman. The Columbus location, the first of three, recently opened its doors after almost four …

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