Ohio Seed to Sale Cannabis Software

Bamboo: Powering Ohio’s Recreational Cannabis Enterprises

In Ohio’s recently launched recreational cannabis market, success demands a strategic blend of compliance and profitability. Bamboo is the all-in-one platform meticulously designed to help your business achieve both with ease.

Our platform integrates seamlessly with Metrc, ensuring your recreational operations maintain full compliance from seed to sale. Bamboo Trace and Bamboo Sales join forces to optimize your entire supply chain through automated compliance handling and insightful inventory management tools.

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Ohio's Recreational Market

Ohio has not yet legalized recreational cannabis. The state currently has a medical cannabis program, which was established in 2016, but adult-use cannabis remains illegal.

However, there have been ongoing efforts to legalize recreational cannabis in Ohio:

  1. Legislative efforts:
    • In 2023, several bills were introduced in the Ohio General Assembly to legalize and regulate adult-use cannabis, but none of these bills advanced to a vote.
    • Proponents of legalization have argued that it would generate significant tax revenue, create jobs, and reduce the burden on the criminal justice system.
  2. Public opinion:
    • Polls conducted in 2023 showed growing support for recreational cannabis legalization among Ohio voters, with a majority now in favor of legalization.
    • This shift in public opinion has put pressure on state lawmakers to consider legalization more seriously.
  3. Medical cannabis program:
    • Ohio’s medical cannabis program has continued to expand, with more qualifying conditions added and patient participation increasing.
    • As of early 2024, there are over 200,000 registered patients in the program, and annual sales have reached approximately $400 million.
  4. Neighboring states:
    • The legalization of recreational cannabis in neighboring states like Michigan and Illinois has highlighted the potential economic benefits of legalization and increased calls for Ohio to follow suit.
    • Some Ohioans have been traveling to these states to purchase legal cannabis products, resulting in a loss of potential tax revenue for Ohio.
  5. Ballot initiatives:
    • In late 2023, a group of activists began collecting signatures for a ballot initiative to legalize recreational cannabis in Ohio, with the goal of placing the measure on the November 2024 ballot.
    • If the initiative qualifies for the ballot and is approved by voters, it would legalize adult-use cannabis and establish a regulatory framework for the industry.

While Ohio has not yet legalized recreational cannabis, the issue has gained significant attention and momentum. The success of the state’s medical cannabis program, growing public support for legalization, and the experiences of neighboring states have all contributed to the ongoing debate about the future of adult-use cannabis in Ohio. As the state continues to grapple with this issue, it will be important to learn from the successes and challenges of other states that have already legalized recreational cannabis.


Ohio's Road to Recreational Cannabis

Ohio has not yet legalized recreational cannabis, but the state has taken steps towards medical cannabis legalization and has seen growing support for adult-use legalization. Here’s a timeline of the key events:

  1. 2016:
    • House Bill 523 (HB 523), legalizing medical cannabis, was passed by the Ohio General Assembly and signed into law by Governor John Kasich.
    • The law allowed for the use of medical cannabis by patients with certain qualifying conditions, but it did not permit smoking or home cultivation.
  2. 2018-2019: The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) was implemented, with licensed dispensaries beginning to serve patients in January 2019.
  3. 2018-2021: Several unsuccessful attempts were made to legalize recreational cannabis through ballot initiatives and legislative efforts:
    • In 2018, the Ohio Marijuana Legalization Initiative failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot.
    • In 2019 and 2020, state legislators introduced bills to legalize and regulate adult-use cannabis, but these efforts did not gain enough traction to pass.
  4. 2021-2022:
    • The Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CTRMLA) launched a campaign to place an adult-use cannabis legalization initiative on the November 2022 ballot.
    • In January 2022, the coalition submitted over 200,000 signatures to the Ohio Secretary of State, surpassing the required threshold to initiate a legislative review of the proposal.
  5. April-May 2023:
    • As part of the ballot initiative process, the Ohio General Assembly now has until May 3, 2023, to consider and potentially pass the proposed legislation.
    • If the legislature does not pass the bill or enacts an amended version, the CTRMLA will have the opportunity to collect additional signatures to place the original proposal on the November 2023 ballot.
  6. Future Developments:
    • If the legislature passes the bill or voters approve the ballot initiative, Ohio could become the next state to legalize recreational cannabis.
    • Policymakers and stakeholders would then need to work on establishing a regulatory framework for the adult-use market, drawing upon the experiences of other states that have legalized cannabis.

While Ohio has not yet legalized recreational cannabis, the state’s medical cannabis program and the growing public support for adult-use legalization suggest that change may be on the horizon. The outcome of the current legislative review and potential ballot initiative will play a significant role in determining the future of adult-use cannabis in Ohio.

As the state considers legalization, policymakers and advocates will likely focus on creating a well-regulated market that prioritizes public health, safety, and social equity. The experiences of other states that have legalized recreational cannabis will serve as valuable guides in shaping Ohio’s approach to adult-use legalization.

Traceability, Compliance & Regulation in Ohio

Ohio utilizes Metrc (Marijuana Enforcement Tracking Reporting Compliance) as the state’s seed-to-sale traceability system for its medical marijuana program. All licensed cultivators, processors, testing labs and dispensaries are required to use Metrc to track inventory and report data to regulators.

Some key points about Metrc and cannabis compliance in Ohio:


  • Metrc provides end-to-end traceability by requiring RFID plant and package tracking throughout the entire supply chain
  • This allows the state to trace every plant from immature stage to sale of final product
  • All transfers, transportation, destruction and sales must be recorded in Metrc

Testing & Compliance

  • Prior to sale, all medical marijuana must undergo state-mandated testing by a licensed testing lab
  • Test results for potency, terpenes, contaminants etc. must be uploaded to Metrc
  • Dispensaries are required to have all products’ test data in Metrc before selling

Reporting & Auditing

  • Licensees must report all inventory, sales and other data regularly to the state via Metrc
  • The system enables state regulators to audit seed-to-sale activities remotely
  • Inspectors also conduct in-person audits and inventory reconciliations

As Ohio considers legalizing recreational cannabis, the expectation is that the Metrc track-and-trace system would expand to provide the same seed-to-sale oversight for an adult-use program.

Maintaining strict inventory tracking and compliance with testing requirements through Metrc is crucial for cannabis businesses to operate legally in Ohio’s regulated market.

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Bamboo Trace

✔ Quick-action buttons available in every module for swift navigation and action execution.

✔ Simplified traceability through real-time two-way synchronization with Ohio’s seed-to-sale system (Metrc).

✔ Receive instant notifications for important updates and events.

✔ Work in offline mode, accessible on both mobile and desktop devices, especially useful during periods of downtime in Metrc API systems.

✔ Ability to support multiple licenses for comprehensive management of operations.

✔ Customize label templates to meet Ohio’s Metrc regulations and efficiently generate multiple labels for various plant and product requirements.

✔ Comprehensive management of Strains, Rooms, Propagations, Grow Cycles, Plants, Harvests, Disposals, Inventories, Conversions, QA Samples, and more, all integrated within Bamboo Trace.

✔ Effortlessly process orders and generate manifests in just minutes for enhanced efficiency.

Bamboo Sales

✔ Utilize the finest Sales Menus available in Cannatech for enhanced sales strategies.

✔ Seamlessly integrate Sales Menus with your website for expanded reach and accessibility.

✔ Simplify email marketing efforts with the built-in feature tailored for sending sales menus effortlessly.

✔ Gain insights through comprehensive sales analytics and reporting on clients, sales reps, and customizable metrics.

✔ Generate numerous recommended orders (proposals) to cater to diverse client needs.

✔ Customize Real-time Sales Menus according to preferences and branding.

✔ Easily manage discounts, credits, pricing tiers, and distribution lists for streamlined operations.

✔ Efficiently handle all your sales enablement strategies within the Bamboo Sales platform.

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