Ohio: Division of Cannabis Control – CSI Public Comment Period

February 13, 2024
Division of Cannabis Control – CSI Public Comment Period
The Division of Cannabis Control (“DCC” or “the Division”) is submitting the following proposed rules to the Common Sense Initiative and seeking public comment by Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
 
 
OAC 1301:18-1-01 DEFINITIONS (New)
  • The DCC proposes definitions related to licensing applications, including for abandoned application and dual-use license. The definition of disqualifying offense comes from ORC 3780.01.
OAC 1301:18-2-01 APPLICATIONS GENERALLY (New)
  • This rule establishes a requirement that the Division provide advance notice of any application period on its website and prescribes the information required in the notice.
OAC 1301:18-2-02 NON-MEDICAL CANNABIS AUTHORIZED INITIAL APPLICATION PERIODS (New)
  • This rule describes the initial application period for non-medical cannabis licensing, who is eligible to apply, and when applications must be made available as prescribed by ORC 3780.
OAC 1301:18-2-05 APPLICATION TO CONVERT MEDICAL MARIJUANA LICENSE TO DUAL-USE CANNABIS LICENSE (New)
  • Pursuant to O.R.C. 3780.10, the Division must issue non-medical cannabis licenses by September 7, 2024, to applicants who have a medical marijuana certificate of operation or provisional license issued under O.R.C. 3796.
  • The draft rules propose to make applications available for a dual-use license.
  • A dual-use license permits the licensee to participate in both the medical and adult-use cannabis markets.
  • A current medical marijuana licensee who wishes to participate in the non-medical cannabis market at their current location must apply for a dual-use license.
  • There is no application fee for a dual-use license application.
 
The Business Impact Analysis and full text of the proposed rules can be found here.
 
Stakeholders may submit comments to DCCRules@com.ohio.gov and CSIPublicComments@governor.ohio.gov by 5:00pm on Tuesday, February 27, 2024.
 
The Division will review and consider the comments received prior to submitting the proposed rules to the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review in accordance with Chapter 119 of the Ohio Revised Code. 

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