Dual-license program a hope for marijuana dispensaries – The Steubenville Herald-Star

DISPENSARY — The Wintersville location of Sunnyside, a medical marijuana dispensary chain, is among existing medical dispensaries waiting for applications to open for a proposed dual-license program by Ohio’s Division of Cannabis Control. — Christopher Dacanay

Following a green light from an Ohio legislative committee, applications for existing medical marijuana dispensaries to sell recreational marijuana may start being accepted by early June through a new, proposed program that local dispensaries hope to jump on.

On Monday, the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review completed its review of rules put forth by the Division of Cannabis Control for a prospective program that would grant dual-use licenses — known as 10(B) licenses — to current medical marijuana dispensaries and permit them to sell non-medical marijuana products in addition to their current business.

Composed of five state representatives and five state senators, JCARR is tasked with reviewing new, amended and rescinded rules written by state agencies and ensuring that they fall under the agency’s rule-making authority.

As for the DCC, an arm of the Ohio Department of Commerce that regulates marijuana, its proposed rules for the dual-license program were approved without objection. The rules must be filed with the Ohio Secretary

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