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Ohio Medical Marijuana Group Opposes Expansion Bill

The organization said it's opposed to the expansion outlined in SB9

Potential changes to Ohio’s medical marijuana control program that would expand the types of conditions eligible for treatment and creates the Division of Marijuana Control has industry groups concerned.

The Ohio Medical Cannabis Industry Association said Monday expanding cultivation space and licenses comes is unnecessary and comes at a time when many of the state’s growers have reduced production and the patient-base is stagnant.

“Ohio’s stagnant patient base does not warrant [Senate Bill 9’s] additional licensure and expansion of cultivation space,” said Matt Close, executive director of the OMICA. “The last thing we need is more supply. Instead, legislation should focus on addressing our industry’s most significant challenge: excessive barriers to patient participation.” 

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