Ohio's Marijuana Programis operated by the Department of Commerce

The states Official Cannabis Traceability system is METRC.

Medical: Yes

Recreational: No

Grower/Cultivator licenses allow licensees to cultivate, dry, trim, or cure and package marijuana for sale to a processor or dispensary.

Cultivator License

Level 1: 112 Licenses available
25K square feet
$20,000 Application Fee
$180,000 Initial License Fee (if approved)
$200,000 Yearly License Fee
Level 2: 12 Licenses available
3K square feet
$2,000 Application Fee
$18,000 Initial License Fee (if approved)
$20,000 Yearly License Fee


Tracking System Info

The state of Ohio requires cultivation operations to use a seed-to-sale tracking software. Flourish software offers seed-to-sale tracking as one of the core features and is designed to help cultivators stay compliant at all times.

Processor licenses allow licensees to purchase marijuana from a grower and extract resin from the marijuana or create a marijuana-infused product for sale and transfer in packaged form to a dispensary or a caregiver.

Processor License

Estimated 40 Processor Licenses will be issued
Application Fee: $10,000 
Annual License Fee: $100,000 



Testing licenses allow licensees to receive cannabis from a cultivator or primary caregiver and test it for contaminants and other substances.

For one year following the date on which the Department of Commerce begins accepting applications, licenses issued to conduct laboratory testing of medical marijuana will only be granted to institutions of higher education that are public, located within the state of Ohio, and have the resources and facilities necessary to conduct testing in accordance with the rules. After this one-year period, the Department will issue licenses to qualified private testing labs.

Application Fee: $2,000 
Annual License Fee: $20,000 
Certificate of Operation: $18,000 



Retail licenses allow licensees to purchase cannabis from a grower or processor and sell, supply, or provide cannabis to patients, directly or through the patient’s caregiver.

60 Dispensary Licenses will be issued
Application Fee: $5,000 
Annual License Fee: $80,000 

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