Ohio medical cannabis cultivation licensees vie for processing permits

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Ohio regulators announced that 104 applicants have applied for 40 available medical marijuana processor licenses.

The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that at least 22 of those applicants are businesses that have already secured cultivation licenses.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Ohio’s medical marijuana program allows for companies to be vertically integrated and possess retail, cultivation and processing licenses.
  • Processors will be allowed to produce cannabis oil, tinctures, edibles, patches and flower for vaping. Ohio law prohibits smoking cannabis flower.
  • The deadline for the program to be fully functional is Sept. 8, 2018.
  • Ohio’s MMJ application process recently came under scrutiny after it was revealed one of the application judges had a felony drug conviction and another had ties to the license winner.