Operate a cannabis business in Ohio - the smart way.

Obtain an Ohio dispensary license by working with marijuana consultants that understand the industry. MJ Freeway's team of cannabis consultants can assist with developing your Ohio marijuana business plan, standard operating procedures, cash management plans, build-out and so much more. If you're looking to secure an Ohio cultivation license, depend on our team to assist in developing your marijuana application. Our expert team has actual experience in cultivating, processing and dispensing and we've assisted clients in highly competitive emerging states to obtain their cannabis license.

Ohio-Specific Regulations to Assist in Planning Your Business or Running a Compliant Cannabis Operation

  • Category
    Details
  • Medical
    Yes
  • Date Law Went into Effect
    House Bill 523, was effective on September 8, 2016
  • Naming Convention for Cultivation
    Cultivation
  • Naming Convention for Retail
    Dispensary
  • Licensing Authority
    Commerce Department will issue license for growers, processors and labs. The Board of Pharmacy will issue licenses for retail dispensaries.
  • Link to Licensing Authority
    http://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/default
  • Links to State Laws
    https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-documents?id=GA131-HB-523
  • Patient Sales Limit
    90 Day Supply
  • Patient Limits (Can you grow your own or assign plants?)
    No. The law prohibits the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal, family, or household use.
  • Vertical Integration required
    Not required.
  • Number of Licenses Available or Limited To?
    98 Total, the Department may issue up to 12 Level I and 12 Level II provisional cultivation licenses, 40 processor, and 40 retailer licenses
  • Reciprocity for Medical
    Currently, Ohio does not recognize medical marijuana registry cards issued in other states. The law requires that the Board of Pharmacy attempt in good faith to negotiate and enter into reciprocity agreements with other states. If Ohio does enter into a reciprocity agreement with another state, more information will be posted to the OMMCP website.
  • State Registry or Dr. Recommendation
    Dr. Recommendation
  • Established Agency to Regulate Compliance
    The Ohio Department of Commerce is responsible for overseeing medical marijuana cultivators, processors and testing laboratories. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is responsible for overseeing medical marijuana retail dispensaries, the registration of medical marijuana patients and caregivers, the approval of new forms of medical marijuana and coordinating the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee. The State Medical Board of Ohio is responsible for certifying physicians to recommend medical marijuana and may add to the list of qualifying conditions for which medical marijuana can be recommended.
  • Testing Required
    Yes
  • Plant Count Limits (Patients)
    Home Grows Prohibited

Ohio-Specific Resources

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