Bad news was released on Tuesday for Ohio medical marijuana patients.

An Ohio official admitted that the state will not make its own deadline to have legal marijuana on store shelves by September 8th.

The state official has cited that inspection delays at marijuana grow sites is the cause for the delay.

Delays in licensing 25 marijuana growers in the state have delayed the program’s launch said the Ohio Department of Commerce.

In order to plant, growers must first have their facilities inspected by the state and be granted a certificate of operation.

“We really should have had plants in the ground by this time,” remarked Mark Hamlin, a Ohio Commerce Department spokesman.

Only one grower so far, called Pure Ohio Wellness, has had its facility looked at. The Commerce Department is working with the company to pass inspection at a later date.

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