In order to have enough capacity to meet the anticipated demand for medical marijuana laboratory testing services, the Department of Commerce will also accept applications for licensure from private testing laboratories, regardless of affiliation with higher education, between November 27, 2017 and December 8, 2017. The application will be posted in the near future and is very similar to the already published application for higher education.
Pursuant to O.A.C. 3796:4-1-01(B), the Department of Commerce may issue licenses to entities not affiliated with Ohio’s public institutions of higher education beginning on June 5, 2018. The Department intends to review and score applications received from privately held entities in advance of that date, in order that certificates of operation may be issued as soon as possible thereafter.