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

TESTING LABORATORIES

The Ohio Department of Commerce licenses and regulates medical marijuana testing laboratories (labs). Testing laboratories include both universities and private labs. There is no limit to the number of testing lab licenses that may be awarded by the Department.

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

PROPOSED RULE UPDATE – THC DEFINITION

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.

TESTING LAB PROVISIONAL LICENSE APPLICATION

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) is now accepting new testing laboratory license applications. The application period will be open from Friday, September 25, 2020 to Friday, November 27, 2020. To apply, please carefully review the document titled “Testing Laboratory Application – Request for Applications (RFA) / Instructions Packet.”

It is recommended that all parties interested in applying for a Testing Laboratory license become familiar with O.R.C. 3796 and the rules promulgated in accordance with Chapter 3796 of the Revised Code

Potential applicants may submit questions regarding the “Testing Laboratory Provisional License Application” to the MMCP at mmcplicensing@com.state.oh.us. Please title the subject of the email “Testing Laboratory Provisional License Application.”

Testing Lab Licensee Resources

TESTING LABS WITH CERTIFICATES OF OPERATION

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

PROVISIONAL LICENSE RECIPIENTS & APPLICATIONS

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