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Montville Township woman charged over THC edibles


A 56-year-old woman with an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card is facing felony charges of drug possession, drug trafficking and corrupting another with drugs after authorities said she sold THC-infused edibles to a high school student.

A grand jury indicted Susan Filip, of Silverstone Lane, Montville Township, on the felony charges last month.

The case dates back to February when a high school student became ill after consuming a THC “gummy bear.”

A Medina police officer assigned to the Medina County Drug Task Force began investigating. The officer and a Medina police detective determined that Filip provided the edible.

The investigation led to the search of Filip’s home, which yielded more than 13 pounds of THC edibles and a small amount of marijuana.

Filip is an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card holder, but all of the seized items were purchased in Michigan where recreational marijuana has been legalized, the task force said.

Ohio’s first dispensaries opened in February.

Medical marijuana has been in the works in Ohio since 2016, which has given state officials time to figure out regulations, cultivation and distribution.

The delay has given local officials time to decide whether medical marijuana would have a place in their respective communities.

After receiving a doctor’s recommendation for medical marijuana, patients must get a medical marijuana card from the Ohio Pharmacy Board. They can then take their card to an area dispensary and purchase medical marijuana products.

There are no dispensaries in Medina County, but there are some in Akron, Canton, Cleveland and Elyria.

As of April 30, the state Medical Marijuana Control Program has upwards of 30,000 participants and more than $6 million in product sales.

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