Caregivers grow and process cannabis on behalf of patients. They cannot charge for cannabis, only recoup the costs of goods.
Current Estimated Patient Counts: 188,000
How can I obtain an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?
The Board of Pharmacy is in the process of developing costs, rules, and process to be finalized no later than September of 2017.
Does my medical condition qualify for a Medical Marijuana recommendation in Ohio?
Here’s a list of qualifying conditions defined by Ohio state law:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
- Parkinson’s disease
- Positive status for HIV
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sickle cell anemia
- Spinal cord disease or injury
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis
Grower (also commonly referred to as Producers or Cultivators) – Cultivators are responsible for growing cannabis. Mature plants are harvested and transferred to a Processor.
How many Medical Marijuana Cultivation licenses are being awarded in Ohio?
Final Cultivation License rules have been approved. The state will begin accepting applications for cultivation licenses in early June.
**Department officials plan to go over the application in a webinar posted online May 1. Applicants will have two week-long periods to ask questions and get clarification about the application process before the submission window opens.
Ohio Cultivation Licenses
- Level 1
- 12 Level 1 Licenses available
- 25K square feet
- $20,000 Application Fee
- $180,000 Initial License Fee (if approved)
- $200,000 Yearly License Fee
- Level 2
- 12 Level 2 Licenses available
- 3K square feet
- $2,000 Application Fee
- $18,000 Initial License Fee (if approved)
- $20,000 Yearly License Fee
What kind of information are Cultivation Facilities required to record and report?
A cultivator shall track and submit into the inventory tracking system any information the department determines necessary for maintaining and tracking medical marijuana. When a plant reaches twelve inches in height or is transplanted from a cloning medium or apparatus into a growth medium or apparatus intended for the vegetative or flowering stages of growth cycle, whichever occurs sooner, the cultivator shall securely attach a tag to the plant or the plant’s container that includes, at a minimum, the following information:
- The cultivator’s name and license number
- The registered name of the strain
- The unique plant identifier
- General information regarding the plant that is used for traceability
What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Cultivation Facility?
Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor cultivation efforts and inventory. Our cultivation seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive data tracking with an emphasis on compliance. Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.
On May 12, Ohio held a Q&A on the state’s proposed cultivation rules. A full recap can be found here.
For more information on the cultivation license application process, click here.
You can begin filling out your applications now.
Dispensaries sell legal cannabis, and cannabis products, to responsible adults in compliance with local regulations.
How can I obtain an Ohio Dispensary License?
There will be an estimated 60 Dispensary Licenses awarded in Ohio; final numbers and application requirements are yet to be determined.
- $5,000 Application Fee
- $80,000 Yearly License Fee
What kind of point-of-sale do I need to operate a Dispensary?
Most states require dispensaries to track and trace all of their cannabis-related products for regulatory and compliance reporting requirements. Our Dispensary Point of Sale and inventory management system provides comprehensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking with a focus on compliant data points. If your state requires seed-to-sale systems to stay compliant, BioTrackTHC has you covered. Our system is customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each and every state.
Processors – Processors take harvested cannabis from Cultivators and create derivative extracts for edibles, concentrates, topicals, and prepacks. Finished products are transported to Dispensaries.
How can I obtain a Cannabis Processor License in Ohio?
Final rules and regulations are yet to be determined. Below are the estimated costs and numbers for obtaining a cannabis processing license.
Ohio Processor Licenses
- Estimated 40 Processor Licenses will be awarded
- $10,000 Application Fee
- $100,000 Yearly License Fee
What kind of tracking system do I need to operate a Processing or Manufacturing Facility?
Most states require an extensive seed-to-sale cannabis tracking system to monitor processing and manufacturing efforts, which is especially important in this part of the supply chain due to conversions into multiple byproducts and higher amounts of waste. Our processing seed-to-sale-tracking solution provides comprehensive conversion tracking focused on compliant data points. Customized to meet the unique regulatory frameworks in each state, BioTrackTHC also features an all-in-one business tool to help you operate every aspect of the cultivation business by itself, or as part of the vertically-integrated cannabis business.
How can I obtain a cannabis Laboratory License in Ohio?
Final Laboratory regulations are to be determined. Here’s what we know now:
- The number of licenses being awarded is to be determined
- $2,000 Application Fee
- $20,000 Yearly License Fee