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Ohio Medical Marijuana About to Get More Accessible: More Dispensaries, Expanded Cultivation

Ohio medical marijuana patients are about to get exactly what they have been asking for. Greater accessibility, more options, and lower cannabis prices!

The most common complaint about the medical marijuana program in Ohio is that legal marijuana products found at dispensaries are too expensive. The other challenges to conveniently participating in the program are a lack of cannabis dispensaries in more remote regions of the Buckeye State, and long lines and wait times.

This is all about to change, however, after the Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced that it would open up licensing for an additional 73 dispensaries, and cultivators would have the opportunity to expand their operations to keep up with demand.

Overwhelming Response to Call for Dispensary License Applications

Applications for new Ohio dispensary licenses were accepted between September 20th and November 18th, 2021. According to, nearly 1,500 were processed ahead of the deadline.

Submitted applications will be selected by a lottery system, and they will then go through the vetting process to ensure that they meet all the requirements. Once they are approved, operators can begin building out their dispensaries!

In addition to expanding the number of medical marijuana dispensaries licensed in Ohio from 57 to 130, existing cultivators can double their operations. Level I growers can expand from 25,000 square feet of growing space to 50,000 square feet. Level II growers will be able to grow 6,000 square feet of cannabis, up from 3,000 square feet.

More Competition Means Lower Ohio Dispensary Prices!

The increased competition is excellent news for patients in Ohio who have been waiting for medical marijuana prices to come down in the state. No more making the haul to Michigan when you can get high quality medical marijuana products within a half hour from home at a comparable cost!

Get Your Ohio Medical Marijuana Card Online Today, to Start Getting the Relief You Deserve!

At Ohio Marijuana Card, we make getting your marijuana card convenient and simple. We offer telehealth marijuana doctor appointments online, as well as in-person appointments in our offices located throughout the state. We make sure all your questions are answered, you get personalized care, and your marijuana evaluation is affordable.

In addition to providing you with the most convenient, reputable and affordable medical marijuana evaluations in Ohio, we also support your wellness journey with unlimited follow-up appointments, valuable informational resources, and updates about how to get the best deals at dispensaries in Ohio.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out Ohio Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in Ohio.


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