Currently, Ohio cannabis licenses are issued under the state's medical cannabis program as recreational cannabis remains illegal in the state. The cannabis licenses issued in the state include:
This license authorizes the licensee to grow medical marijuana and deliver or sell medical marijuana to licensed processors. The cultivation license is regulated by the Ohio Department of Commerce (ODC) and may be issued as a Level I or Level II cultivation license.
This license authorizes the licensee to operate an initial cultivation area measuring no more than 25,000 square feet.
This license authorizes the licensee to operate up to 3,000-square feet of initial designated cannabis cultivation area.
Licensed cultivations wishing to expand their plant canopies beyond these limits must submit expansion requests for approval.
Ohio medical cannabis processor license permits the licensee to:
Ohio licenses three types of cannabis processing facilities: standalone, plant-only, and vertically integrated processors.
This license authorizes the licensee to obtain medical cannabis from licensed processors and dispense or sell it to qualified patients.
This license permits a testing laboratory to obtain medical cannabis from licensed cultivators, processors, and retail dispensaries, and conduct testing on the cannabis obtained.