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Progress Being Made On Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program

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The state has issued the first license for a large-scale medical marijuana cultivator under Ohio’s medical marijuana program. 

Ohio Department of Commerce spokeswoman Stephanie Gostomski says Buckeye Relief has passed its inspect-ion and has been issued a certificate of operation. This is the first one issued to a large-scale cultivator that is allowed to grow up to 25,000 square feet of medical marijuana. The state has already issued certificates of operation to two smaller cultivators who are allowed to produce up to 3,000 square feet of marijuana. Ohio’s medical marijuana program was supposed to be fully operational by September 8th but in recent weeks, it became clear the program was not going to be able to meet that deadline. The hope now is the medical marijuana program will be up and running by the end of the year.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.