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Several businesses apply for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Toledo

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Eighteen businesses have applied for medical marijuana dispensary licenses in Lucas County, with Maumee and Holland joining Toledo as communities where businesses hope to sell medicinal pot, according to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

The board received 376 applications for a maximum of 60 possible licenses, though some businesses filed applications for multiple sites. The state has also split Ohio into four regional districts, and northwest Ohio will only receive 10 dispensary licenses, with 39 applications competing for those spots.

The restrictions are even more complex, though, as each region is broken down further into districts. Lucas County, for instance, will only receive two dispensaries, creating heavy competition among the 18 applications in Toledo, Maumee, and Holland. A district made up of Wood, Hancock and Henry counties will only get one. Three firms have applied to open in Wood County, and no companies have applied to open a dispensary in Hancock or Henry counties.

A number of proposed dispensaries have either had permits approved by the city to open, or have approached the Toledo Plan Commission.

House Bill 523, the Ohio law that in 2016 legalized marijuana for medical use only, left it up to state agencies to determine the rules for medical marijuana's cultivation, processing, and sale. Rules and licenses for growing, processing, dispensing, and testing have trickled out in stages over the past year, with cultivator licenses already issued and processing licenses being reviewed now.

The medical marijuana system in Ohio must be operational by September. 

Lucas County dispensary applicants are:

In Holland: Glass City Alternatives, 7425 Airport Hwy.

In Maumee: 127 OH, also called Bloom Medicinals, at 1238 Conant St.; Serenity Dispensary and Wellness Center, 1685 Lance Pointe Dr.; Sheerpower Clinic, 1681 Lance Pointe Dr.; and WGB, 1691 Lance Pointe Dr.

In Toledo: 7 Points Group, 3326 Monroe St.; Access Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, 3454 Dorr St.; Cannavations OH, 2658 W. Laskey Rd.; Glass City Alternatives, 33203 and 3209 W. Sylvania Ave.; Goodtree Healthcare, 5302 Airport Hwy.; Green Light Medical, 4015 Secor Rd.; GTI Ohio, 3151-3157 W. Sylvania Ave.; JG City, also known as Justice Grown, 5109 Suder Ave.; KDJOH, 5820 W. Central Ave.; Lucid of Ohio, 2112-2138 N. Reynolds Rd.; Mother Knows Best, 1546 W. Sylvania Ave.; Reynolds Holdings, 2220 N. Reynolds Rd.; Treat and Kure Dispensary 3, 5302 Airport Hwy.

In Wood County: Debbie’s Dispensary, 106 E. Napoleon Rd., Bowling Green; Glass City Alternatives, 1155 N. Main St.; and Serenity Dispensary, 2701 Woodville Rd., Northwood.

Contact Nolan Rosenkrans at nrosenkrans@theblade.com419-724-6086, or on Twitter @NolanRosenkrans.

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