Product Net Weight Determination:
The Ohio Department of Commerce developed
and examples to aid medical marijuana processors in correctly labeling medical marijuana products. Key highlights:
- Ohio Administrative Code 3796:3-2-02 requires the inclusion of THC, THCA, CBD, and CBDA on each medical marijuana product label. Values for each of these cannabinoids are reported into METRC by testing laboratories in units of milligrams per gram of product (mg/g). When listing these values on the label, a processor must factor in the net weight of the product (g) in each package. The resulting value will be the total cannabinoid content in milligrams per package.
- Total THC and Total CBD are also reported into METRC by testing laboratories. When determining the net weight of a given product to be packaged after receiving lab results on a bulk production batch, the Total THC value must fall within 95-105% of the value listed in O.A.C. 3796:8-2-04 for that product’s category.
Product I.D. Reminder:
All medical marijuana products must have an assigned Product I.D. to be accepted by a dispensary. This applies to each medical marijuana strain, form, and dose. The assignment of a Product I.D. ensures that only products in compliance with MMCP regulations are available to patients and their caregivers. To view resources on Product I.D., visit the
Licensee Resource page here.
FAQ-What does light resistant mean for packaging?
Packaging for medical marijuana products are required to be childproof, light-resistant, and have a tamper evident mechanism. Packaging is not required to be opaque, but opaque packaging is permitted. When submitting packaging for approval, please provide documentation from the packaging manufacturer that the proposed packaging has been certified childproof and that the packaging material possesses an inherent light-resistant characteristic (e.g. tint, UV resistance, etc.), as well as demonstration of the tamper evident mechanism to be used.