3796:6-2-06 Final inspection and certificate of operation for medical marijuana dispensaries.

(A) A dispensary with a provisional license shall notify the board once it is capable of operating in accordance with Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code and this division, and before dispensing any medical marijuana. A dispensary must name a designated representative, in compliance with rule 3796:6-3-05 of the Administrative Code and attest that fingerprint impressions for a criminal background check pursuant to rule 3796:6-2-07 of the Administrative Code have been submitted, before such notification.

(B) Within fourteen calendar days of notification an inspection of the dispensary shall be conducted in order to confirm that the dispensary is capable of operating in accordance with Chapter 3796. of the Revised Code and this division.

(C) After receiving notice of a satisfactory final inspection from the state board of pharmacy, the dispensary shall submit to the state board of pharmacy:

(1) An intent to operate form in accordance with section 3796.04 of the Revised Code;

(2) A copy of the dispensary's final inspection; and

(3) Payment of the fee for a two-year certificate of operation.

(D) A dispensary may begin dispensing medical marijuana only after receipt of a medical marijuana dispensary license issued by the state board of pharmacy.

(E) If a satisfactory final inspection is not issued by the state board of pharmacy, the dispensary will be notified of necessary corrective actions. Such corrections must be made within thirty calendar days of receipt of notification of necessary corrections. Failure to correct within thirty calendar days may result in forfeiture of a provisional license.

(F) A certificate of operation shall allow the licensed dispensary to operate at a single location. No owner, as defined under rule 3796:6-2-03 of the Administrative Code, shall be issued more than five dispensary certificates of operation at any time, unless authorized by the state board of pharmacy after an analysis supporting the licensing of greater than sixty dispensaries pursuant to rule 3796:6-2-05 of the Administrative Code.

(G) A dispensary certificate of operation is valid only for the collective owners, as defined under rule 3796:6-2-03 of the Administrative Code, premises and name designated on the certificate of operation and location for which it is issued. A dispensary licensee may not transfer or assign a certificate of operation, except as otherwise provided in this division.

Cite as Ohio Admin. Code 3796:6-2-06

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 , 3796.10