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Ohio Cannabis Licensing Information

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Ohio

Ohio

Allows Medical marijuana?: Yes

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: No

2018 Medical Sales : $21,000,000

2022 Projected Medical Sales : $298,000,000

2018 Adult Use Sales : N/A

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : N/A

Noteworthy Information: Ohio's medical marijuana program became law in June 2016. The state has been releasing regulations and the cannabis committee has been meeting. The Ohio Department of Commerce and the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy are required by law to take all actions necessary to ensure that Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program is fully operational no later than September 2018. Smoking and combustion are not allowed but oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles and patches are permitted. The amount of medical marijuana possessed by a registered patient or caregiver must not exceed a 90-day supply.

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Yes (Ohio Department of Commerce and Board of Pharmacy. The Department of Commerce will oversee growers, processors, and labs. The Board of Pharmacy will oversee dispensaries.)

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued): 60 (0 issued)

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): Number allowed will be up to the Department of Commerce; current rules allow for 24 (12 for large grows of up to 25,000 square feet of cultivation area and 12 for small grows of up to 3,000 square feet of cultivation area) (0 issued)

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): 40 (0 issued)

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): There is currently no limit (0 issued)

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: The state is divided into 31 districts, with each district containing a maximum number of dispensary licenses that can be awarded.

Application Fee:
(All non-refundable)
The application fee for a dispensary license is $5,000
The application fee for a cultivation license is $2,000 or $20,000 (depending on size, see above)
The application fee for a processor is $10,000
The application fee for a testing laboratory is $2,000
The application fee for a dispensary key employee is $250
The application fee for a dispensary support employee is $100
The non-refundable advertising approval fee is $100 per advertisement

Licensing Fees:

The cultivation certificate of operation fee is $20,000 or $200,000 (depending on size)
The processor certificate of operation fee is $90,000
The processor annual license renewal fee is $100,000
The certificate of operation fee for a laboratory is $18,000
The laboratory annual license renewal fee is $20,000.
The dispensary certificate of operation fee is $70,000
The biennial renewal fee for a dispensary license is $70,000
The biennial renewal fee for a dispensary associated key employee card is $500
The biennial renewal fee for a dispensary key employee card is $250
The biennial renewal fee for a dispensary support employee card is $100
The fee for a reissued dispensary certificate of operation or employee identification card is $50
The fee for a change in ownership is $5,000
The fee for a relocation is $5,000
The fee for a major modification or renovation is $5,000

Residency Requirements:
None currently known

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited:
Appears to be allowed, with some limitations, such as regarding horizontal integrations.

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions:
(1) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome;
(2) Alzheimer's disease;
(3) Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis;
(4) Cancer;
(5) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy;
(6) Crohn's disease;
(7) Epilepsy or another seizure disorder;
(8) Fibromyalgia;
(9) Glaucoma;
(10) Hepatitis C;
(11) Inflammatory bowel disease;
(12) Multiple sclerosis;
(13) Pain that is either Chronic and severe, or Intractable;
(14) Parkinson's disease;
(15) Positive status for HIV;
(16) Post-traumatic stress disorder;
(17) Sickle cell anemia;
(18) Spinal cord disease or injury;
(19) Tourette's syndrome;
(20) Traumatic brain injury;
(21) Ulcerative colitis;

Testing Required:
Yes

Arizona Cannabis Licensing Information

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Arizona

Arizona

Allows Medical marijuana?: Yes

Allows Adult-Use marijuana?: No

2018 Medical Sales : $633,000,000

2022 Projected Medical Sales : $948,000,000

2018 Adult Use Sales : $0

2022 Projected Adult Use Sales : $243,000,000

Noteworthy Information: Arizona currently has just under 100 open dispensaries. The state accepted more applications in July 2016, issuing an additional 31 dispensary registration certificates in October 2016 (they received 750 applications for those 31 licenses). An adult-use initiative was on the November 2016 ballot, but failed to pass; a new adult-use initiative for the November 2018 ballot has already been filed. Two patients are suing the program over the $150 annual fee, since the program has produced a $11.5 million surplus. The Arizona Supreme Court ruled in May that cannabis possession on college campuses by valid cardholders can no longer be called a state crime.

Is there a Regulatory Structure? (State Agency): Yes (Arizona Department of Health Services)

# of Dispensaries Allowed (# issued):
The number of allowed dispensaries is based on the number of pharmacies in the state. The Department can issue no more than one nonprofit medical marijuana dispensary registration certificate for every ten pharmacy permits issued by the Arizona State Board of Pharmacy.

130 allowed (130 issued; 94 storefronts in operation)

# of Cultivations Allowed (# issued): Must be tied to a dispensary license. Maximum allowed = number of dispensaries issued
(61 approved)

# of Manufacturers Allowed (# issued): Must be tied to a dispensary license. Maximum allowed = number of dispensaries issued
(19 issued)

# of Testing labs Allowed (# issued): (No testing required by law, though a list of all chemical additives, including nonorganic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers used in the cultivation and production process must be on all labels.)

Geographic Distribution of Licenses: Dispensary registrations are allocated on the basis of Community Health Analysis Areas, (CHAAs). A Community Health Analysis Area is a geographic area based on population, established by the Department for use by public health programs. If it desires, a dispensary can operate in one CHAA and have its cultivation site in another CHAA. However, the dispensary must operate in the CHAA for which the dispensary registration certificate was issued.

Application Fee:
Dispensary Registration= $5,000
Dispensary Registration renewal= $1,000
Change of Location of Dispensary= $2,500
Change of Location of Cultivation or addition of cultivation site= $2,500
Qualifying Patient Registry Identification Card= $150
Qualifying Patient Registry Identification Card Renewal= $150
Designated Caregiver Registry Identification Card= $200
Designated Caregiver Registry Identification Card Renewal= $200
Dispensary Agent Registry Identification Card= $500
Dispensary Agent Registry Identification Card Renewal= $500
Amendment or Change to Registry Card= $10
Replacement Registry Card= $10

Licensing Fees:
Encompassed under application fees

Residency Requirements:
Must submit one of three forms of Arizona photo ID (No specific time period of residency is listed)

Vertical Integration Allowed, Required or Prohibited:
Required (All cultivations & infused products manufacturer must be tied to a dispensary license) However, a dispensary may also obtain marijuana from other registered dispensaries.

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Patient Conditions:
1. Cancer
2. Glaucoma
3. HIV
4. AIDS
5. Hepatitis C
6. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
7. Crohn's Disease
8. Agitation of Alzheimer's Disease
9. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome
10. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical
condition that produces severe and chronic pain
11. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical
condition that produces severe nausea
12. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical
condition that produces seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy
13. A chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or the treatment for a chronic or debilitating disease or medical
condition that produces severe or persistent muscle spasms, including those characteristic of multiple sclerosis
14. A debilitating medical condition approved by the Department under A.R.S. § 36-2801.01 and R9-17-106.
15. Palliative care of PTSD (not the illness itself)

Testing Required:
No (though a list of all chemical additives, including nonorganic pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers used in the cultivation and production process must be on all labels.)

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