Ohio reaches first year of state medical marijuana sales

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Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of sales of medical marijuana in Ohio.

The state says about 78,000 people have received physician recommendations and have registered with the state to use cannabis.

Some 55,000 people have made purchases.

FILE – In this Jan. 16, 2019 file photo, Joan Caleodis, of Martin’s Ferry, Ohio, center, celebrates being one of the first patient sales of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana program at Cresco Labs CY+ dispensary in Winterville, Ohio. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Earlier figures show 71% of those who’ve registered are 40 or older and 29% are over the age of 59.

The first person who bought medical marijuana at a dispensary last January says cannabis has helped her but complained about the price.

The state says prices have dropped appreciably for both flowers and other products in the last year.

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