COLUMBUS, Ohio – Three from Ohio, four medical marijuana pharmacies, said they would finish on Wednesday, the first day of legal sales, with the product remaining on shelves hoping to wait for medicine, they hoped help them. Some customers complained about prices, which are likely to fall in the coming months as more supply hits the market.
"I thanked them at parting and thanked them for their patience with the lines," said Michael Petrella. Owner of the Ohio Valley Natural Relief in Wintersville, near Steubenville. "And they said," No, thanks. We are pleased that you have brought this to the Ohio Valley. "
The Ohio Valley Natural Relief was the only pharmacy that did not restrict how much people could buy. The other three pharmacies have limits ranging from 0.1
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Despite the lack of sales limits at Ohio Valley Natural Relief, no one could assert a full 90-day purchase.
The four pharmacies in Ohio – two in Wintersville, one in Canton and one in Sandusky – sold their product for about $ 40 to $ 60 for a full day of marijuana, a tenth of an ounce. According to state law, the entire 90-day – expensive.
At Cresco Lab's CY + Dispensary in Wintersville, the first sales day was expected to end with approximately 130 patients, said Jason Erkes spokesman.
"I still have one product left," he said. "When I left, we got another delivery tonight, and I do not think there will be product shortages."
Brandon Lynaugh of The Forest Sandusky in Sandusky said the first customer was in line at 4am.
"We're pretty muc He had a line of 30 to 40 people all through the morning at all times," he said.
The store will assess whether customers will start doing business on 1 ounce of product in the first few days Lynaugh said he had to be limited per day, adding that he expected the limit to be lifted soon.
The botanist in Canton did not report back on his business at the end of the working day on Wednesday.
Online and Twitter Some complained about overpricing that would make it difficult to procure medicines
"Just to let everyone know, I was told that it would be about $ 60 for a day's supply will … "wrote a person on a cannabis website." That's right $ 60 for 2.5g. That's crazy. I say, everyone forbids (sic) together and does not pay these crazy prices. Make lower prices. Yes, it will shit, the me. Drive to make. "
Forest Sandusky's Lynaugh said that Forest's parent company, Standard Wellness, has a cultivation facility about 40 minutes away in Sandusky County, and the first harvest is tentatively scheduled for the end of February. The company also received a preliminary processor license to extract THC from marijuana and use it in food, oils, lotions and other products. It hopes that it will receive an operational certificate from the state later in the year.
Lynaugh said the benefit of controlling different parts of the medical marijuana business is that it keeps costs low.
"Since we are vertically integrated and can control all elements of the supply chain, the plan is to be competitive on the price," he said. There is a recognition of prices for Day 1, which could be higher than expected. But we had a line at the door all day.
He said that medical marijuana in other states initially cost more, but has waned over time.
People could also be disappointed because they are regulated. Legal medical marijuana is often more expensive than a product bought from the street. However, Lynaugh noted that legal marijuana is guaranteed pure and that the amount of pesticides is regulated by the state.
"We had a few patients asking about pricing and wondering if that would change," said Petrella from the Ohio Valley Natural Relief. "As more cultivators come onto the market, prices will change, and as the number of patients increases, so does the price."