Ohio’s state medical board told physicians this week that they can now register patients who have one of 21 qualifying medical conditions and their caregivers.
For many this is a celebratory event as its been months of waiting and now they can register through the state’s online registration system.
The registry was initially supposed to open back in July but was delayed because state-licensed growers were still not ready for their first harvests.
“Industry has given us preliminary information that they anticipate medical marijuana being grown and ready for sale in the coming weeks,” medical board spokeswoman Tessie Pollock said in an email.
“We’re expecting it will ramp up more quickly than in some other states,” said Ohio Department of Commerce Department spokeswoman Kerry Francis.