Covid-19 Notice

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. Click here for more information.

Marijuana Businesses


The Ohio Department of Commerce licenses and regulates medical marijuana processors. A processor manufacturers medical marijuana products. There are three different types of processors – standalone, vertically integrated facilities, and a plant-only processor which is a cultivator who distributes plant material directly to dispensaries.

The current application period for processors is closed. To get updates on new application periods, sign up for updates on the MMCP homepage.

For questions regarding the information on this page, please contact the Department of Commerce by visiting the Program’s Contact page.


The Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) recently filed proposed rule updates with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) to begin the legislature's rule-review process. This process requires the Department to conduct a public hearing 31-40 days after the original file date. The Ohio Department of Commerce, Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP), will conduct a public hearing regarding rule amendments on January 18, 2022 at 1:00 P.M. at the Riffe Center, 77 South High Street, 19th Floor, Room 1952, Columbus, Ohio 43215.

The purpose of these changes is to add a definition of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and update the definition of THC content to specifically include Delta-8 THC and other isomers of THC for the purpose of clarifying how THC isomers and analogs are treated in these rules. Additionally, amendments are proposed to update the packaging, labeling, and testing rules to reflect the definition changes.

Processor Licensee Resources


To receive a certificate of operation, each provisional licensee must comply with all statutory and rule requirements. The link below provides a list of processors who have received a certificate of operation.


The links below provide information on the provisional processor licenses awarded, application scores for all processor applicants, and the application forms from the last application period.