In order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program staff will be working remotely until further notice. Please be advised that it may take longer than usual to receive a response.

If you need to contact the program for any reason, please use the Contact page and a staff member will reply to your email as soon as possible. The program’s toll-free helpline is also available to report adverse reactions to medical marijuana and respond to general inquiries about the program: 1-833-4OH-MMCP (1-833-464-6627)

Patients, caregivers, and dispensaries should also be aware that the offices of the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will be closed to the general public during this time. Patients and caregivers needing assistance should use the toll-free helpline or the program’s Contact page. Dispensaries should continue to communicate through their assigned compliance agent.

Cultivators, processors, and testing laboratories should continue to communicate through their assigned compliance agent .Many of our staff will be teleworking for the next few weeks in an effort to stop community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We ask for your patience as we respond to your needs through our remote network. Please try to avoid in-person visits to our offices and connect with us via phone call or email. If it is necessary to contact the MMCP during non-business hours, which means before 8:00AM and after 5:00PM, please call (614) 728-1239. An MMCP representative will be in contact within 24 hours after the licensee provides a detail messaged. This line is for licensed cultivators, processors, and testing laboratories only.

For coronavirus updates from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, click here.


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Advisory Committee

The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee is coordinated by the Board of Pharmacy. The Committee may develop and submit to the Department of Commerce, State Board of Pharmacy, and the State Medical Board any recommendations related to the Medical Marijuana Control Program and the implementation and enforcement of the related Ohio Revised Code. Its membership includes the following:

  • Megan E. Marchal, Pharm.D., (Chair), practicing pharmacist and member of the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.
  • Stephanie M. Abel, Pharm.D., practicing pharmacist.
  • Tony E. Coder, Jr., representing persons involved in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Michael G. Hirsch, representing agriculture.
  • Sheriff John Lenhart, representing local law enforcement.
  • Jason Kaseman, representing labor.
  • Megan Lawrence, representing caregivers.
  • Dr. Jerry W. Mitchell, Jr., practicing physician.
  • Nancy Walsh Mosca, CNP, practicing nurse.
  • Marcie Seidel, representing persons involved in mental health treatment.
  • Dr. Amol Soin, practicing physician and member of the State Medical Board of Ohio.
  • Michael E. Stanek, representing employers.
  • Gary L. Wenk, engages in academic research.
  • Christopher Stock, representing patients.