2 licenses dispensed in Valley
Medical marijuana stores planned for Hubbard and Struthers get provisional OK
WARREN — Two of 70 new provisional licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries issued by Ohio’s Board of Pharmacy are for stores in the Mahoning Valley.
Granted provisional licenses were B Cubed Operations Ohio, LLC, for a dispensary at 437 E. Liberty St., Hubbard, and Green Leaf Therapy, LLC, for a dispensary at 93 S. Bridge St., Struthers.
Receiving a provisional license means the owners can start the process of building a dispensary. Owners have up to 270 days to pass a pharmacy board inspection for rules compliance before they are granted an operating certificate. Once they possess that certificate, the dispensary can begin to sell medical marijuana.
Listed as the primary contact or registered agent for B Cubed Operations Ohio LLC is Korin Neff of Sands Point, N.Y., who is owner and manager of the company. The company, according to the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office, formed in November 2021.
Green Leaf Therapy LLC was formed in August 2021 by Vicki Groner of New Middletown, according to the office. She and Cory Groner, also of New Middletown, are listed as the primary contacts / registered agents for the company, according to the application.
The pharmacy board Monday announced the provisional license recipients. Two other area applications were not given a license.
According to the pharmacy board, it has been proposed to deny an application to Buzzed Ventures LLC for a dispensary at 1954-1958 Elm Road in Warren, the location of the Palm Plaza. Another application for that same address by Loomin LLC was abandoned, according to the pharmacy board.
Four licenses were available in the local region. The other two are for dispensaries in Ashtabula County. Also, in Portage County to the south, one provisional license was granted for a dispensary in Ravenna and another in Kent.
The Valley has two operating dispensaries — gLeaf Medical Cannabis on Youngstown Road SE in Warren and Leaf Relief on Market Street in Youngstown.
The pharmacy board authorized up to 73 new provisional dispensary licenses in mid-April. The board plans to announce the remaining three provisionary licenses after the application review process. None of those three licenses will be in the Valley.