3796:6-2-05 Number of dispensary provisional licenses.

(A) Until September 8, 2018 and in consideration of ranking of the applicants in accordance with section 3796.10 of the Revised Code and this chapter, the state board of pharmacy may issue up to sixty dispensary provisional licenses.

(B) After September 8, 2018 and in accordance with division (B) of section 3796.05 of the Revised Code, the state board of pharmacy shall consider the population of this state, the number of patients seeking to use medical marijuana and the geographic distribution of dispensary sites in an effort to ensure patient access to medical marijuana. The state board of pharmacy shall consider these factors at least once each biennial licensing term to determine whether a sufficient number of medical marijuana dispensaries exist.

(C) If additional licenses are deemed necessary, the state board of pharmacy will follow the procedures to issue a request for applications under rule 3796:6-2-01 of the Administrative Code.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 3796:6-2-05

Effective: 9/8/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 09/08/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3796.04
Rule Amplifies: 3796.02, 3796.04 , 3796.05, 3796.10