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Ohio Surpasses 40,000 Medical Marijuana Patients

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At last count, Ohio had just over 42,000 registered medical marijuana patients. But about half of those patients aren’t making purchases due to high prices.

While prices have decreased some, it’s still too much for many patients, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Fifty-six dispensaries have been permitted to open, but only 18 actually are. The new program is still feeling growing pains.

Alex Thomas of the Ohio Medical Marijuana License Holders Association said, “There is still a relatively limited supply due to the still somewhat small number of cultivators, processors and dispensaries.”

Prices have come down about 15% since March. Prices are expected to decrease when more dispensaries open and more cultivators are up and running.