Ohio legalized medical marijuana through House Bill 253 in 2016. Ohio's Medical Marijuana Program allows for multiple types of cannabis products including tinctures, oils, patches, plant material, oils and edibles, although the laws prohibit flower intended for the use of smoking. Vaping is allowed. Patients, with qualifying conditions, can purchase and possess up to a 90 day supply of marijuana. The Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) will oversee licensing of facilities including:
To begin, the state will approve limited licenses including:
- Cultivation: 12 Level I and 12 Level II
- Processor: 40
- Dispensaries: 60
The state has chosen METRC as a track and trace software, requiring all licensees to submit company data seed to sale.
This Marijuana Security Plan is written specifically to address state rules and regulations for licensed cannabis businesses including security procedures.
SOPs for secure processing of marijuana OAC 3796:3-2-01(A)(2)
-Training and Safety SOPs OAC 3796:3-2-01(A)(3)
-implemented SOPs for five-year retention of all inventory records
-SOPs to maintain electronic records in a compliant manner
-an SOP to ensure the security equipment is maintained and tested annually
-an SOP or repair or replace failed components of the video surveillance recording system within a compliant time frame (24hrs) OAC 3796:3-2-05(B)(4)(I)
-SOP to maintain security records in a compliant manner OAC 3796:5-4-01(E)
-SOP to submit a full report within 10 days of notification of an actual loss, theft, or diversion of medical marijuana OAC 3796:5-4-01(B)