Since Ohio passed its medical cannabis law in 2016, very few growing sites, processing facilities and dispensaries have actually been approved by the state. This delay is slowing down the expansion of the cannabis industry.
Tess Bennett's article "A Budding Industry" in the Devil Strip outlines the state of the medical marijuana industry in Akron. She said the state's not to blame because of how new the regulation process is for Ohio.
"Roadbumps are to be expected," Bennett said.
No dispensaries have opened in Summit County, but Bennett says they might not be too far away. Dispensaries have opened in Cuyahoga County and in the Canton area, as well as in Columbus.
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