Last week’s blog discussed the ways in which the quality of medical marijuana in Ohio is tested and maintained. Manufacturers and growers have various legal obligations to fulfill to ensure their product meets the state’s stringent requirements. Unfortunately, the majority of product being tested in the three state laboratories is rejected due to contaminants, but an explanation is provided so manufacturers can improve their product.

The mandatory testing places a heavy burden on small crops cultivators, and the time it takes to complete the tests means that the return on profits is delayed. These factors might dissuade small growers from going to the state approved laboratories, but they might not realize they have a legal obligation to follow these regulations. Failure to do so might result in an interruption or a permanent stoppage in the business. Even allegations of not following standard operating procedures in a testing lab can pose a threat to a company.

The laws surrounding licensing, processing, testing and dispensing medical marijuana are fluid and in order to remain legal, companies must keep up with the changes. This can be exhausting for small businessmen who are already struggling to keep their business afloat. Having an experienced attorney by one’s side can be beneficial, as they can navigate the murky waters on behalf of their clients.

Lawyers at the Patton Law Firm LLC help companies remain compliant with the state’s medical marijuana laws and identify areas of potential concern. Working with our clients, we create strategies to help the business flourish. For more on how we help businesses maintain their licenses, visit our page.