Proposed rules were published yesterday governing both dispensaries and physicians operating in the emerging medical marijuana program in Ohio
. Both sets of proposed rules are available online
. Members of the public are invited to review and comment on them before January 13, 2017
Most of the proposed rules are sensible, but there is room for improvement. One area of concern is the state’s initial proposal to limit the total number of dispensaries to 40. Given the state’s population and the likely size of the program, such a low number could create significant access problems for patients.
In addition to the newly proposed rules, the state also published a revision to its cultivation rules, available here
. While still short of ideal, the state made several major improvements, including doubling the number of smaller, Level II licenses, increasing the square footage limits for all cultivators, and lowering the financial burden.