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Here’s how Ohio compares to other states for price on medical marijuana

Published: Tuesday, January 14, 2020 @ 5:09 PM


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Ohio’s medical marijuana industry has seen huge sales growth in its first year of business.

After one year in operation in Ohio, there are 47 dispensaries with sales of $58.3 million, according to the Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association.

Thomas Rosenberger, associate director of the Ohio Medical Cannabis Cultivators Association, said patient access and patient experience have increased as more dispensaries opened in 2019.

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This time last year, there were only four dispensaries open: two in Wintersville, one in Sandusky and one in the Cleveland area.

Here’s a look at the Ohio industry by the numbers:

CERTIFICATES OF OPERATION ISSUES  
   
License typeFirst Day of SalesToday
Dispensary447
Cultivation1420
Processing016
Testing23
   
OTHER NUMBERS OF NOTE  
   
Patients with4,96483,857
a recommendation  
Sales volume$75,000 $58,300,000
Average price (per ounce)$538 $330
   
CURRENT AVERAGE PRICE OF AN OUNCE BY STATE  
   
StateAverage price of ounce 
Ohio$330  
Illinois$384  
Michigan$306  
Pennsylvania$350-$500 
   
SOURCE: Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association