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WTOV9: Wintersville medical marijuana dispensary to open soon

Updated: Jan 15, 2019

WINTERSVILLE, Ohio — Wintersville’s Ohio Valley Natural Relief (OVNR), a medical marijuana dispensary, is only weeks away from opening its doors, pending the approval of both its business and its cannabis testing lab.

"No product yet; we’re all waiting on that testing lab to be approved. We did hear they had a final inspection yesterday,” Michael Petrella, OVNR’s CEO and owner, said. “Everyone is really excited to get done and get open for the patients’ sake."

All ten of OVNR’s locally-hired employees are now in training in anticipation of the business’s opening.

After Petrella lost his father to lung cancer in 2016, he felt compelled to find a way to provide relief to others. He believes his dispensary will help the community, both physically and financially.

Community members are invited to attend OVNR’s open house on Thursday, December 27, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. OVNR is located at 840 Canton Road in Wintersville.

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