COLUMBUS, Ohio (News talk 1480 WHBC) – It’s an effort to increase the number of medical marijuana dispensaries in the state.

70 companies have applied for provisional licenses, including some in our area.

Citizen Real Estate is proposing a location on Cherry Avenue NE at 4th Street in Canton, while Green Goat Dispensary is looking at a location on Greentree SW near the 77/Faircrest interchange.

In New Philadelphia, Ratio Cannabis is looking to set up on West High Avenue.