Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Mandatory Product Recall – 3/16/21

OHIO:  The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) is issuing a mandatory product recall on plant material sold to dispensaries by processor, GTI Ohio, LLC. This recall is being initiated by the MMCP because the product did not receive the full battery of required testing prior to being sold at dispensaries. The recalled products were not tested for heavy metals and mycotoxins. The MMCP is investigating this matter and will issue an executive summary at the conclusion of the investigation.

AFFECTED PRODUCTS:
Product Name:
  • “& Shine” Select Grind Lightly Ground Trim – Strain Name Koala Mints
  • “& Shine” Select Grind Lightly Ground Trim – Strain Name Blueberry Cheesecake
  • “& Shine” Select Grind Lightly Ground Trim – Strain Name Wedding Cake
Purchase Dates: February 15, 2021 – Present
Products Purchased from: RISE Dispensary (Cleveland), RISE Dispensary (Lakewood), RISE Dispensary (Lorain), and RISE Dispensary (Toledo)
Processor Name: GTI Ohio LLC
Product ID:
  • M00000144218: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-13.6-0-14.15
  • M00000145710: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-21.1-0-14.15
  • M00000145715: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-14.5-0-14.15
  • M00000146514: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-21.6-0-14.15
No reports of adverse reactions for this product have been reported to the MMCP at this time.
Patients who have purchased the recalled product should stop using it. All unused product should be returned to the dispensary where purchased. Returned products will not count toward a patient’s 90-day possession limit. For more information on returns, please contact the dispensary where the product was purchased.
Anyone who thinks that they may be experiencing serious or life-threatening issues should seek immediate medical attention. Patients are reminded that any adverse reactions should be reported to the MMCP toll-free helpline (1-833-464-6627).

Cresco Labs Closes Acquisition of Verdant Creations’ Four Dispensaries, Reaches Maximum Retail Licenses in Ohio

ILLINOIS:  Cresco Labs, one of the largest vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operators in the United States, announced today the closing of its acquisition of Verdant Creations dispensaries in Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Newark and Marion, Ohio (collectively “Verdant”). These acquisitions give Cresco four additional dispensaries, bringing the Company’s dispensary presence in Ohio to five – the maximum allowed by the state.

The Verdant acquisition is aligned with Cresco’s strategy of building meaningful, material market positions in the states that matter most. As the seventh most populated state in the U.S., Ohio has a registered medical patient count that more than doubled in 2020 from roughly 78,000 patients to 160,000, in addition to 52 operational dispensaries statewide and 2020 annual cannabis sales of nearly $220 million1. Cresco Labs is well positioned in the market with the largest type of cultivation license allowing 25,000 sq. ft. of cultivation, a full processing facility currently under expansion, and now the maximum number of retail locations allowed by the state. Additionally, the Company distributes its flower product to 88% of Ohio’s dispensaries and is excited to bring its full House of Brands to market following the completion of it’s processing and manufacturing facility later this year.

“In 2020, we demonstrated the growth and leverage that can be created by focusing only on the most strategic markets, executing high-quality cultivation at scale, distributing our branded products onto every shelf and focusing on targeted, consumer-focused, high-volume retail. In 2021, we’re using the same playbook to go deeper in strategic states, including Ohio,” said Charlie Bachtell, Cresco Labs’ CEO and Co-founder. “The Verdant acquisition significantly deepens our position in Ohio, a market that looks structurally similar to Illinois and Pennsylvania in the early years of those medical markets. We are thrilled to be amplifying our operations in Ohio this year and look forward to bringing our brands to more patients throughout the state.”

Cresco Labs’ five Ohio dispensaries are located in Cincinnati, Chillicothe, Marion, Newark, and Wintersville. The Company also has a cultivation and processing facility in Yellow Springs.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers For December 2020

OHIO:  The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for December 2020. These numbers include:

  • 214,916 Recommendations
  • 160,228 Registered patients
    • 10,938 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 11,591 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 861 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 139,458 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 18,211 Registered CaregiversFor the full list of program numbers, please visit the Program Update page.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers For November 2020

Update from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

OHIO:   The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for November 2020. These numbers include:

  • 204,114 Recommendations
  • 154,376 Registered patients
    • 10,598 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 11,205 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 832 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 131,398 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 17,463 Registered Caregivers

For the full list of program numbers, please visit the Program Update page.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers For October 2020

OHIO:   The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for October 2020. These numbers include:

  • 192,777 Recommendations
  • 147,678 Registered patients
    • 10,175 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 10,781 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 799 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 123,485 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 16,691 Registered Caregivers

For the full list of program numbers, please visit the Program Update page.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee November 2020 Virtual Meeting Link

 

OHIO: The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will hold a meeting virtually via Skype at 10:00 AM. Click here for a link to access the virtual meeting.

To join by phone, call 614-721-2972 and use access code 931714645.

 

Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee November 2020 Meeting Agenda

 

OHIO: The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will hold a meeting virtually via Skype on November 12, 2020.

AGENDA MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

November 12, 2020 10:00 a.m.

The Advisory Committee meeting will be held virtually via Skype.

Instructions to access the Skype Meeting will be posted here the morning of November 12, and via email update.

NOTE: The Advisory Committee will not be accepting testimony or public comments at this meeting.

10:00 a.m.

ROLL CALL AND MINUTES REVIEW

▪ Advisory Committee Members

10:05 a.m.

MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONTROL PROGRAM UPDATE

▪ Patient and Caregiver Update (Maerten-Moore)

▪ Dispensary Update (Maerten-Moore)

▪ Program Update (Maerten-Moore)

▪ Patient Survey Results (Maerten-Moore)

▪ Commerce Licensee Updates (McIlvaine)

▪ Program Sales and Product Data (McIlvaine)

▪ Commerce Initiatives (McIlvaine)

▪ Petitions for Qualifying Conditions (Pollock) o Current petition period and criteria o 2021 petition period dates

▪ Physicians with a CTR (Pollock)

▪ COVID-19 Update (Pollock)

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Publishes Updated MMJ Patient & Caregiver Numbers For September 2020

OHIO:  The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for July 2020. These numbers include:

  • 181,566 Recommendations
  • 140,409 Registered patients
    • 9,756 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 10,290 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 765 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 115,155 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 15,854 Registered Caregivers

For the full list of program numbers, please visit the Program Update page.