The state Office of Medical Cannabis is continuing to move forward with approving applications for medical marijuana businesses with hopes of having dispensaries open in the spring.
Officials earlier this month approved applications for medical cannabis processors, which will use the plants to create pills, creams and other products for medical use, as well as prepare the plants to be used in a dry leaf form.
The office approved grower applications in October. The office is aiming to approve dispensary applications by the end of the year. It’s said that officials will approve up to 100 dispensary applications.
The state office said the timeline to have businesses accept customers is dependent on how quickly growers, processors and dispensaries can prepare products, but they hopeful sales will begin in the late spring.