via Wkyc:

It’s been a long time coming, and there’s a good chance medical marijuana will be available to patients by the end of the week. At least three dispensaries are expected to open their doors at some point this week.

But a few things still must go right. Processors, testing labs and dispensaries have to be on the same page. Those involved in the process are confident this is the week.

Ohio’s medical marijuana program has been slow to get off the ground, more than two years in the making.

Buckeye Relief was the first to harvest their crop of marijuana last month. It wasn’t until after a 3-week drying process that they were able to move marijuana to the next step which was the testing phase. That has now happened.

There are at least two testing labs operating in the state. They’re responsible for telling us the potency of the cannabis and making sure it can be safely used to treat patients.

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