Ohio Marijuana RFA Instructions & Timetable Released

October 7, 2021 Update:

With just over 40 days to go until the Ohio license application period closes, the competitive factor looks to be property. License hopefuls should be narrowing in on securing a property and reaching out to our team to make sure you’re ready.

The Ohio dispensary application and required forms are now available.

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program just released the 2021 Request for Applications and Dispensary Application Instructions.

Applications start November 4 and end November 18.

With only 59 days between the Request for Application (RFA) and the conclusion of the application acceptance period, those seeking a license should start now.

Important License Application Dates:

September 20, 2021:  Publish RFA II

September 20 – October 6, 2021:  First Q&A Period

October 17 – October 21, 2021:  Second Q&A Period

November 4, 2021, at 8:00 am Eastern: Application Acceptance Period Begins

November 18, 2021, at 2:00 pm Eastern: Application Acceptance Period Concludes

Other Important Ohio Dispensary Insights:

The application requires a significant amount of information to show the applicant is qualified to own/operate a medical dispensary. 

The state will be looking to disqualify incomplete submissions or submissions that do not properly show adherence with all state and local rules and regulations. In some cases, application rule violations can lead to the disqualification of all applications submitted by an entity.  

Prepare Your Ohio Marijuana Dispensary Application: 4 Ways We Can Help:

  1. Vetting a Property — Many people are having a hard time finding a property and when clients find a property there have been times where we double-checked and some properties are not in line with 3796.30
  2. Floor Plans / Site Plans — Canna Advisors can leverage our experience with regards to helping review our client’s floor and site plans to confirm they are in compliance with the Request For Application (RFA) as well as help clients apply their strategy into the plans.
  3. Job Descriptions — May clients are new to the cannabis industry and require help with regards to creating an organizational structure and advising on the proper roles. As job descriptions are a requirement in the RFA we can help.
  4. Budget and Timeline — The application requires a site-specific construction or renovation budget and schedule to be in the form of a GANTT chart and using the 50 divisions of construction. Some clients have never done this before and this is where we can provide support and save them some worry.

Ready to make your medical marijuana business a reality? Ohio has outlined one of the best opportunities to make it happen. Contact our Ohio licensing application experts to get started now.


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