US (OH): Pending legislation allows cultivators to expand growing operations

Under GOP legislation pending in the state Senate, the amount of cannabis grown for Ohio’s medical cannabis program would expand, and the number of dispensaries able to sell it would be increased.

The proposal would allow level one cultivators to expand their growing operations from 25,000 square feet to 75,000 square feet, and level two cultivators from 3,000 square feet to 20,000 square feet.

Regulation of medical cannabis dispensaries would also move from the pharmacy board to the Commerce Department under a new Division of Marijuana Control, according to the bill proposed by Senate Health Chairman Steve Huffman, a Republican from Tipp City, a physician, and the sponsor of Ohio’s current medical cannabis law.  Huffman’s legislation also sets a goal of one dispensary for every 1,000 registered patients, down from one dispensary for every 6,000 registered patients today.

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