Two-Thirds of Ohio Medical Marijuana Patients Have Purchased Product
The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program officially became operational earlier this year with the first licensed dispensary opening its doors to patients in January! Since then, there has been significant progress in all aspects of the industry:
45 dispensaries have been approved to open for the first time
18 cultivators are growing medical cannabis flower
3 testing laboratories are operational and testing product from licensed Ohio cannabis operators
According to the sales figures from the OMMCP as of November 17th:
5,175 pounds of plant material has been sold
189,326 units of manufactured product have been sold
$43.1 million in total product sales
328,597 total receipts, or individual purchases
These sales numbers are based on the OMMCP's patient and caregiver figures:
68,772 physician recommendations for medical marijuana treatment
45,987 unique patients have purchased from an Ohio dispensary, or about two-thirds of registered patients; this shows an increase of a little over 10% since mid-August
6,940 caregivers have been registered to serve on behalf of a patient(s)
The main reason for the 33% of patients still yet to use their medical marijuana card for the first time has been the pricing of medical marijuana products, the availability of different forms of medical cannabis products, and the proximity of dispensary locations. While there is certainly still more progress that needs to - and will - take place, many dispensaries are starting to offer discounts and deals on top of some of the lowest pricing in the state, nearly all of the forms of medical cannabis that will be available have hit the market, and just about every area that has planned dispensary now has an operational dispensary location to purchase from.
If you are interested in medical marijuana treatment, we are here to help! Our compassionate Patient Support Center is available at (866-457-5559) for any questions or concerns you may have. If you would prefer to schedule online, click here. You can also find frequently asked questions on our website.
If you are an Ohioan suffering from one of these 21 medical conditions you may be eligible to treat your ailment with medical marijuana, which includes both THC and CBD products.
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