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First Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Summit County is Awaiting Inspection

Adam Brezak, manager of the Cuyahoga Falls Herbology location, has worked with the company's branches in Illinois. The company is also opening a dispensary near Columbus. [Kabir Bhatia / WKSU]
Adam Brezak, manager of the Cuyahoga Falls Herbology location, has worked with the company's branches in Illinois. The company is also opening a dispensary near Columbus.

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Summit County is ready to open, in a storefront near Chapel Hill Mall. Herbology -- which has more than a dozen dispensaries in Illinois, Pennsylvania and Maryland -- is awaiting state approval for its location in Cuyahoga Falls to begin supplying the drug to patients.

Julie Haas from Stow was at the Herbology open house on Saturday to get more information. She suffers from pain related to back surgeries. She says the process for opening dispensaries in Ohio has been too drawn-out.

Haas discusses Ohio's marijuana dispensaries

“I think the government in Ohio [is] deliberately making it harder and harder for these places to open. I hope Ohio gets it a little bit more together.”

As of last Thursday, 13 of Ohio's 56 licensed marijuana dispensaries have received their certificates of operation. An Herbology spokeswoman says it could be several weeks before they are fully open for business and can have product on-site. Copyright 2019 WKSU. To see more, visit WKSU.

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