In order to help contain the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program staff will be working remotely until further notice. Please be advised that it may take longer than usual to receive a response.

If you need to contact the program for any reason, please use the Contact page and a staff member will reply to your email as soon as possible. The program’s toll-free helpline is also available to report adverse reactions to medical marijuana and respond to general inquiries about the program: 1-833-4OH-MMCP (1-833-464-6627)

Patients, caregivers, and dispensaries should also be aware that the offices of the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will be closed to the general public during this time. Patients and caregivers needing assistance should use the toll-free helpline or the program’s Contact page. Dispensaries should continue to communicate through their assigned compliance agent.

Cultivators, processors, and testing laboratories should continue to communicate through their assigned compliance agent. Many of our staff will be teleworking for the next few weeks in an effort to stop community spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). We ask for your patience as we respond to your needs through our remote network. Please try to avoid in-person visits to our offices and connect with us via phone call or email. For non-business hours, which means before 8:00AM and after 5:00PM, MMCP Commerce licensees, please use (614) 728-1239. An MMCP representative will be in contact within 24 hours after the licensee provides a detail messaged. This line is for licensed cultivators, processors, and testing laboratories only.

For coronavirus updates from the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, click here.

Petition to Add a Form or Method of Administration

Making Your Petition

Any person may petition the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy ("the Board") to add an approved: (1) form of medical marijuana; or (2) method of administering medical marijuana. Persons seeking to add a form or method of administration shall submit this petition in accordance with section 3796.061 of the Revised Code and 3796:8-2-02 of the Administrative Code to the Board.

Complete each section of this petition and attach all supporting documents. All supporting documents must be submitted in PDF format and clearly indicate the section of the petition that the document is intended to support. In addition, The combined size of the PDFs must be under 16mb.

Each petition is limited to one proposed form or method of administration. Note that submitted petitions constitute a public record. No petition or supporting documents should include health information identifying a specific individual. If a petition does not meet the standards for submission, it will not be considered.

After a petition is completed, it may be submitted by clicking on the "submit" button at the end of the petition. Please attach all supporting documents to the email message before sending.

Petition Review Process

At least five members of the Board, which constitutes a quorum, shall consider each proposed form or method of administration. A majority of the board members present at the hearing where each proposed form or method was publicly considered shall concur in the decision to approve or deny the addition of the proposed form or method.

If after consideration the board concludes that the form or method of administration should be added to the list of approved forms and methods, the Board shall proceed to adopt a rule, in accordance with section 119 of the Revised code, expanding the list accordingly.

Section A: Petitioner's Information

Section B: Form or Method of Administration You Are Requesting Be Added

Section C: Anticipated Benefits from the Proposed Form or Method of Administration

Section D: Reported Adverse Effects of Proposed Form or Method of Administration

Section E: Acceptance by the Medical Community

Section F: Expert Support

Please provide evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana to treat or alleviate the disease or condition, including but not limited to journal articles, peer-reviewed studies and other types of medical or scientific documentation.

By clicking the Submit button below, I certify that the information provided in this petition is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I understand that submission of misleading information or the omission of material information may result in the dismissal of this petition before it is considered.