Ohio cannabis business compliance guide

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Market Type

In Ohio, cannabis is regulated by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Cannabis may only be distributed to qualifying medical patients, or their caregivers.Β 

Metrc & Inventory

The Board of Pharmacy requires that all inventory actions and sales be reported to the state Traceability system, METRC, in real time. Additionally, Ohio requires that all patient sales be reported to the state’s Prescription Management Program (PMP) system, and that the PMP system be used to validate a patient’s current cannabis allotment for a given period of time.Β 

Purchase Limits

Dispensaries in Ohio may sell a patient up to a 90 day supply of cannabis. Days supply is determined by the patient’s physician. A dispensary employee may dispense any portion of a patient’s ninety day supply, and may dispense any remaining portion of a patient’s ninety day supply, except that no patient shall receive more than a ninety day supply in a ninety day time period.Β 


Medical cannabis sales are subject to normal state sales tax (5.75%) as well as any locally imposed taxes (up to 2.25%)Β 


Cannabis delivery is not permitted in the state of Ohio.Β 

Things to Note‍

Ohio is currently in the process of implementing an Adult Use marketplace framework. At this time authority of the Ohio cannabis program has been moved from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, to the Division of Cannabis Control, under the Department of Commerce.‍

State Resources

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program




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