A medical marijuana dispensary may be setting up shop in Cuyahoga Falls.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded 56 medical marijuana provisional dispensary licenses Monday.

The dispensary awardees in Summit County are:

• KDJOH LLC, 1220 Buchholzer Blvd., units C/D, Cuyahoga Falls;

• 127 OH LLC, 737 E. North St., Akron; and

* Greenleaf Apothecaries LLC, 46 W. Summit St., Akron

The dispensary on Buchholzer Boulevard will be next door to Pulp Juice and Smoothie Bar. The applicant, KDJOH LLC, is based in Highland Park, Illinois, according to its application. KDJOH is planning to lease a 3,094 square foot space on Bucchholzer from Woodford Realty Co. for a period of 10 years with options to extend the lease for two additional, consecutive five-year terms, according to the company’s application.

Phone and email messages left for Mitchell Kahn, who is listed on the application as chief executive officer for KDJOH, were not returned by press time.

Cuyahoga Falls Law Director Russ Balthis said KDJOH will “go through our mandated zoning process and will be treated just like any other business that moves into the city.”

Provisional license holders will be able to set up dispensaries “in compliance with program rules,” according to a news release from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The board also noted in its release that licensees must pass an on-site inspection from Board of Pharmacy agents and secure a certificate of operation before it can begin selling medical marijuana.

The dispensary announcement is an important step in the more than two-year process the state is in the midst of to get medical marijuana to eligible patients. The announcement was delayed last month because the pharmacy board had yet to complete validating the minimum requirements for applicants, such as background checks. State law says the program must be operational by the Sept. 8 deadline.

Dispensaries are the retail component of the multifaceted new industry where consumers — in this case patients and caregivers — actually go to pick up the product once they have a doctor-recommended and state-approved medical card.

Each applicant had to pay a $5,000 upfront fee and those selected must pay a $20,000 biennial renewal fee.

Fees aside, selling medical cannabis is big business that hundreds of companies vied to be a part of.

During the application process, prospective operators had to file proof the location was in a municipality without a moratorium or ban.

The dispensaries are prohibited from being located within 500 feet of a school, church, public library, public playground, public park or community addiction services provider.