On a list of people and companies interested in running a medical marijuana dispensary in Hamilton County, one man’s name stands out.
“I saw this as a great opportunity,” the Rev. Damon Lynch III said. “I think medical marijuana is important.”
Many people in Greater Cincinnati know Lynch as a pastor and an activist for social justice. Now, he’d like to add the title of operator of a dispensary that sells pot for medical purposes.
“If it can help some of the ailments – ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), cancer, Parkinson’s (disease), HIV/AIDS – I think it’s time that the state of Ohio steps in,” Lynch said. “So I saw it as an opportunity to provide that medical service.”
Lynch’s Green RX LLC is one of 17 businesses competing to run one of three licensed dispensaries in Hamilton County.
“The application process was tough,” Lynch said. “We have a good team, though. We have a doctor. We have a pharmacist on our team. We have business people. We have moms on our team. So we