Ohio gives initial approval for first adult-use cannabis licenses

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(This story has been updated to include a table of the companies that qualify for dual-use licenses.)

Ohio regulators have informed 62 medical marijuana licensees that they qualify to participate in the state’s soon-to-launch adult-use cannabis industry.

However, there’s no official date for a recreational marijuana sales launch in the state.

According to The Weekly Journal, the dispensaries, cultivators, testing labs and other businesses notified by the Ohio Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) that they qualify must first obtain a “certificate of operation” before they can enter the state’s impending recreational marijuana industry.

Such certification is obtainable only after applicants meet other requirements, such as updating point-of-sale systems, enhancing security and ensuring there’s enough cannabis left in the MMJ supply chain, DCC spokesperson Jamie Crawford told Spectrum News.

As of Friday, no certificates of operation had been issued for adult-use retail, Crawford said.

“As a reminder, there will be no one singular day when sales begin,” he told Spectrum.

“However, current medical marijuana licensees who have already met the requirements for dual-use licensure and have their points-of-sale properly configured are anticipated to have a much quicker turnaround for issuance of a Certificate of Operation.”

The first day of recreational marijuana sales could be as early as this week, DCC officials have said.

Ohio voters legalized adult use in November.

As of noon ET Friday, 235 applicants with MMJ licenses had submitted paperwork to also serve the adult-use market, Columbus TV station WSYX reported.

Dual-Use Cultivator Level I
BUSINESS NAME CITY LICENSE CLASSIFICATION-STATUS
Appalachian Pharm Products Jackson Provisional-Active
CannaMed Therapeutics Columbus Provisional-Active
Certified Cultivators Corp. Dayton Provisional-Active
Cresco Labs Ohio Yellow Springs Provisional-Active
FW Green Investments Cincinnati Provisional-Active
Green Investment Partners Columbus Provisional-Active
PharmaCann Ohio Buckeye Lake Provisional-Active
Riviera Creek Holdings Youngstown Provisional-Active
Standard Wellness Co. Gibsonburg Provisional-Active
Dual-Use Cultivator Level II
BUSINESS NAME CITY LICENSE CLASSIFICATION-STATUS
Agri-Med Ohio Langsville Provisional-Active
Ascension BioMedical Oberlin Provisional-Active
FN Group Holdings Ravenna Township Provisional-Active
Hemma Monroe Provisional-Active
Ohio Clean Leaf Dayton Provisional-Active
Dual-Use Processor
BUSINESS NAME CITY LICENSE CLASSIFICATION-STATUS
Appalachian Pharm Processing Jackson Provisional-Provisional-Active
Ascension BioMedical Oberlin Provisional-Active
Beneleaves Limited Columbus Provisional-Active
Certified Cultivators Corp. Dayton Provisional-Active
Cresco Labs Ohio Yellow Springs Provisional-Active
Nen Holdings East Palestine Provisional-Active
Noohra Labs Dayton Provisional-Active
Ohio Processing Plant Coshocton Provisional-Active
PharmaCann Ohio Buckeye Lake Provisional-Active
Riviera Creek Holdings II Youngstown Provisional-Active
Standard Wellness Co. Gibsonburg Provisional-Active
Dual-Use Testing Laboratory
BUSINESS NAME CITY LICENSE CLASSIFICATION-STATUS
North Coast Testing Laboratories Streetsboro Provisional-Active
One Bond Laboratories Columbus Provisional-Active
Pinnacle Testing and Specialty Lab Akron Provisional-Active
Smithers CTS Ohio Columbus Provisional-Active
Dual-Use Dispensary
BUSINESS NAME CITY LICENSE CLASSIFICATION-STATUS
App1803 Columbus Provisional-Active
Aron OH Cincinnati Provisional-Active
B Cubed Operations Ohio Hubbard Provisional-Active
BCCO Carroll Provisional-Active
Big Perm’s Dispensary Ohio Jeffersonville Provisional-Active
Big Perm’s Dispensary Ohio Athens Provisional-Active
Campbell Hill Ventures Cincinnati Provisional-Active
Care Med Associates Cincinnati Provisional-Active
Cream Apothecaries Ohio Elyria Provisional-Active
Cresco Labs Ohio Wintersville Provisional-Active
Daily Releaf Dayton Provisional-Active
Eagle Dispensaries 2 Wapakoneta Provisional-Active
GNCO 123 Columbus Provisional-Active
Good Day Dispensary Lake Provisional-Active
Greenleaf Apothecaries Akron Provisional-Active
Harvest of Ohio Columbus Provisional-Active
Harvest of Ohio Beavercreek Provisional-Active
Healing Through Cannabis Springfield Provisional-Active
Italian Herbs Ashtabula Provisional-Active
N2 Ohio Cincinnati Provisional-Active
Ohio Cannabis Clinic Coshocton Provisional-Active
Quest Wellness Ohio II Youngstown Provisional-Active
The Forest Cincinnati Cincinnati Provisional-Active
The Forest Sandusky Sandusky Provisional-Active
The Green Goat Dispensary Canton Provisional-Active
The Green Goat Dispensary Piqua Provisional-Active
The Green Goat Dispensary Harpster Provisional-Active
Trulieve OH Columbus Provisional-Active
Verdant Creations Chillicothe Chillicothe Provisional-Active
Verdant Creations Newark Newark Provisional-Active
Verdant Creations Columbus Provisional-Active