The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy announced that it received 370 dispensary applications by the deadline on November 17th. The agency is authorized to award up to 60 licenses as part of the process it described in September. The complete list of applicants was posted to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program website.
The applicants include at least two publicly-traded companies, with Liberty Health Sciences (CSE: LHS) (OTC: LHSIF) and MPX Bioceutical (CSE: MPX) (OTC: MPXEF) each submitting multiple applications. The entity for Liberty, Schottenstein Aphria III LLC, submitted four applications. The entity for MPX, GreenMart, submitted three applications.
Several well known multi-state operators also applied, including Columbia Care (3), Cresco Labs (5), GTI (12), Harvest (10) and PharmaCann (6) all submitting multiple applications. Andy Joseph, the founder of Apeks Supercritical, submitted 5 applications under the Ohio Grown Therapies banner.