Ohio implements it’s budget for the new medical marijuana program

The Ohio budget of $1.8 million, for their new medical marijuana program has been delivered to the regulators who will oversee and license the new industry.

The Ohio Department of Commerce and the state’s pharmacy board – the two agencies in charge of licensing MMJ firms – requested the money.

The commerce department, which will license growers, processors and testing laboratories, requested $923,000. The department will use the money for hiring five additional staffers, training, research,and a new database, according to the Blade.

The pharmacy board asked for $882,400 and will license dispensaries, register patients and caregivers. It also will oversee a 14-member panel that will advise regulators.

The new law is set to go into effect in 2 weeks and the state then has 3 months to put together the new Ohio Marijuana Control Board and have rules on how to obtain licenses by September 8th, 2017.

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