Ohio 2020 Submission Period To Add Qualifying Conditions Opens November 1st

Update from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

OHIO: Each year, the State Medical Board of Ohio is tasked with reviewing petitions for new qualifying medical conditions for the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. The 2020 submission period will be open from November 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020. You may submit a petition at any time during this window.

Click here to submit a petition.

NOTE: Petitions submitted outside of the submission period will not be accepted.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Releases Testing Laboratory Provisional License Application Materials

OHIO:The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) is scheduled to accept new testing laboratory license applications beginning the week of August 3, 2020. On its testing laboratories webpage, the MMCP has posted two documents for potential applicants to assist in understanding the key substantive attributes of the application.

Potential applicants may submit questions regarding the application materials using instructions listed on the testing laboratories webpage. All questions must be submitted by July 31, 2020. The MMCP will then provide the frequently asked questions and MMCP answers to potential applicants.

For more information, visit the MMCP’s testing laboratories webpage.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Mandatory Product Recall – 3/13/2020

OHIO: The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) is issuing a mandatory product recall on plant material cultivated by Pure Ohio Wellness. This recall is being initiated by the MMCP because product that did not receive the full battery of required testing was sold at dispensaries. The product was not tested for heavy metals, water activity, microbials, mycotoxins, or foreign matter. The MMCP has initiated an investigation into the noncompliance and identified product samples to be tested. These results will be communicated publicly.

AFFECTED PRODUCT:

Product Name: Papaya Punch, Hiker’s Blend, and Tahoe Jack

Purchase Dates: May 10, 2019 – Present

Cultivator Name: Pure Ohio Wellness

Product ID:
• M00000022503: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-16.4-.04-Papaya Punch
• M00000022504: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-16.9-.07-Hikers Blend
• M00000022506: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-18.6-.03-Tahoe Jack
• M00000028027: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-14.21-0.05
• M00000032648: Tier 1 Vap-Hybrid-14.48-0.03
• M00000036302: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-15.50-0
• M00000036303: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-18.50-0
• M00000036307: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-14.75-0
• M00000039234: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-18.50-0 (103) 28.3g
• M00000039235: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-14.75-0 (104) 8.49g
• M00000039236: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-14.75-0 (104) 28.3g
• M00000039239: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-14.75-0 (107) 8.49g
• M00000039240: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-14.75-0 (107) 28.3g
• M00000039241: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-15.50-0 (108) 8.49g
• M00000039242: Tier 1 Vap-Sativa-15.50-0 (108) 28.3g

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).

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Mandatory Product Recall

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

OHIO: The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) is issuing a patient communication to alert patients about a mandatory product recall. This recall is being initiated by the MMCP due to product development using a non-compliant process.

AFFECTED PRODUCT:

Product Name: Pineapple Express Rosin

Purchase Dates: Any purchase date

Processor Name: One Orijin

Product ID:
M00000038808: Sol Vap 62.3 – 12.6 – 5
M00000039812: Sol Vap 59.8 – 0.025 – 5
M00000036317: Sol Vap 45.85 – 47.44 – 10
M00000036932: Sol Vap 48.79 – 50.59 – 10
M00000037232: Sol Vap 68.8 – 0.18 – 5
M00000038319: Sol Vap 40.7 – 46.8 – 10

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).

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Published Updated Patient & Caregiver Numbers For October 2019

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OHIO: The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy today published updated patient & caregiver numbers for October 2019. These numbers include:

  • 68,772 Recommendations
  • 69,084 Registered patients
    • 4,739 Patients with Veteran Status
    • 3,238 Patients with Indigent Status
    • 401 Patients with a Terminal Diagnosis
  • 45,987 Unique patients who purchased medical marijuana (as reported to OARRS by licensed dispensaries)
  • 6,940 Registered Caregivers

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

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Figures — March 31, 2010

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control ProgramOHIO: The following are program sales totals from 1/16/2019 to 3/31/2019:

Total Sales: $2,884,096

Amount: 382 lbs

Please be advised that this is the last weekly sales update. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will now provide sales figures monthly.

Patient registration information for March will be posted later this week.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Sales Figures – February 10, 2019

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OHIO: The following are program sales totals from 1/16/2019 to 2/10/2019:

  • Total sales: $732,395
  • Total volume of product sold: 97.88 pounds

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will provide weekly sales figures through April 1st after which a monthly report will be available.

Patient registration information will continue to be reported on a monthly basis.

Ohio Board Of Pharmacy Announces Fourth Week Statistics For MMJ Patient & Caregiver Registry

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OHIO: After accepting patient registrations for four weeks, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has 4,964 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those with a recommendation, 3,575 have activated their Registry Card.

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will continue to provide weekly updates through December after which a monthly report will be available.

Ohio Department Of Commerce Announces Recipients of Processor, Private Testing Lab Provisional Licenses

OHIO: The first round of awards included applicants who met the minimum requirements of the application. Please note there are still four applicants who may be eligible for licenses in the first round. Tax and/or background checks are still pending for these applicants.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

A second round of review will occur for applications needing additional clarifying information. This pool of applicants will be scored and awarded separately from the Round 1 recipients. For the remaining applicants, the department will be asking for additional clarifying information.

The recipients of the processor provisional licenses can be found by clicking here.

The Ohio Department of Commerce continues to finalize the reviews of the private testing labs. There is no limit to the number of testing lab licenses that may be awarded. An additional period for testing lab applications will be opening soon.

The recipients of the private testing lab provisional licenses can be found by clicking here.