PROCESSING

The Ohio Department of Commerce is authorized to award up to 40 provisional licenses for processors. To receive a certificate of operation, each provisional licensee will have to comply with all statutory and rule requirements which includes zoning requirements of the locality.

PROVISIONAL LICENSE RECIPIENTS – ROUND 1

The first round of awards included applicants who met the minimum requirements of the application. Please note there are still four applicants who may be eligible for licenses in the first round. Tax and/or background checks are still pending for these applicants.

A second round of review will occur for applications needing additional clarifying information. This pool of applicants will be scored and awarded separately from the Round 1 recipients. For the remaining applicants, the department will be asking for additional clarifying information.

Announced Aug. 16, 2018

  • 174.00 – Green Investment Partners LLC (Columbus, Franklin County)
  • 172.92 – Standard Wellness Company LLC (Gibsonburg, Sandusky County)

Announced Aug. 3, 2018

  • 185.48 – Ohio Grown Therapies, LLC (Johnstown, Licking County)
  • 182.00 – Fire Rock Processing Ltd. (Columbus, Franklin County)
  • 177.28 – Ohio Green Grow LLC (Toledo, Lucas County)
  • 176.72 - Greenleaf Therapeutics, LLC (Middlefield, Geauga County) *
  • 172.20 – Grow Ohio Pharmaceuticals, LLC (Newtown Township, Muskingum County)
  • 156.52 – Standard Farms Ohio LLC (Garfield Heights, Cuyahoga County)
  • 155.32 – Corsa Verde, LLC (Columbus, Franklin County)

*An applicant can only receive one provisional license, yet were permitted to apply multiple times with different locations. Greenleaf Therapeutics LLC applied in Middlefield (Geauga County) and Willoughby (Lake County). The applicant selected its Geauga County location.

LIST OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROCESSOR APPLICANTS

The Ohio Department of Commerce finished accepting processor applications on Friday, December 15th. The Department received 104 processor applications. From these, the Department is authorized to award up to 40 provisional licenses.

MMCP AND THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE RELEASE PROCESSOR APPLICATIONS

The MMCP and the Department of Commerce has released the application and instructions for interested parties seeking to apply for a processor license. Applications will be accepted December 4, 2017 – December 15, 2017.

FINAL FORMS AND METHODS OF ADMINISTRATION RULES

Final Processor Rules

Frequently Asked Questions

IMPORTANT DATES

Please note: The dates listed in this section reflect those specified in the law and are for informational purposes only. Rule adoption and program implementation may occur earlier than the dates specified.

Effective date of Ohio House Bill 523. HB 523 establishes the basic framework for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program.

8Sep2016

Processor Rules Adopted. Ohio law requires the Ohio Department of Commerce to adopt processor rules by this date.

8Sep2017

Ohio law requires the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program to be fully operational by this date.

8Sep2018