Medical Marijuana Control Program
Cultivators: SAVE THE DATE
The Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) is hosting an informational meeting for cultivators on Friday, July 19. Sessions will include topics on compliance, Metrc, and licensing. The meeting will be located at Division of State Fire Marshal facility, located at 8895 E Main St, Reynoldsburg, OH 43068. Registration details to come soon.

Employee Badge Reminders
All employees of licensed medical marijuana facilities must be badged . This includes employees who are off-site. Please be sure to review the Employee Badge Guidance.

Licensing Tips:

  • Provisional licensees scheduling their final inspection must have all employees badged or a Certificate of Operation will not be issued.

  • Sworn statements for employee applications should reflect the submission date of the employee application. If an employee has an existing badge with your facility, please be sure to provide a new sworn statement for new employee applications. 

  • Recently some employees have failed to submit materials in a timely manner and are utilizing temporary badges for extended period of times. Temporary badges are intended to only be utilized while waiting for the shipment of the permanent badges. Outstanding temporary badges could be viewed as non-compliant.
Facility Contact Information
The MMCP responds to inquiries from patients, caregivers, and health professionals regarding adverse reactions to medical marijuana, and provides information about available services and additional assistance as needed via a contact line ( 1-833-4OH-MMCP ).

We are compiling contact information that may be used for external purposes. This may be provided to patients who are seeking information regarding product purchased and may be placed on the website for convenience.

Please send contact information of the employee in your facility who will be responsible for handling patient/public inquiries to mmcp@com.state.oh.us. The deadline to submit is Friday, June 21. If we do not receive a contact person from your facility, we will use the account manager contact available to program staff.

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy THC Update
The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has recently updated their interpretations of THC limits for processed products. To view the guidance, click here. The Ohio Department of Commerce will be providing additional guidance for product packaging and labeling purposes in the next newsletter.

MMCP Program Updates
Operating Licensees
  • Level I Cultivators: 9 of 17 provisional licensees
  • Level II Cultivators: 8 of 13 provisional licensees
  • Processors: 4 of 39 provisional licensees
  • Testing Labs: 3 of 5 provisional licensees
  • Dispensaries: 18 of 56 provisional licensees
 
Sales Total Jan. 16, 2019 to June 9, 2019:
  • 1,181 lbs. of plant material
  • 12,152 units of manufactured product
  • $9.7 million in product sales
  • 69,873 total receipts
 
Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers through May 2019:
  • Total Patient Recommendations: 42,372
  • Registered Patients: 35,162
  • Patients with Veteran Status: 2,677
  • Patients with Indigent Status: 1,434
  • Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis: 385
  • Total Caregivers: 3,299
 
The MMCP updates the numbers on a weekly basis at medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov. Click here to visit the program update page.