OMMA Permanent Rules Take Effect Today

OMMA Announcement

Aug. 11, 2023

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OMMA Permanent Rules Take Effect Today

Updates to OMMA permanent rules take effect today, Aug. 11, 2023, with more updates in a new set of emergency rules soon to follow.

A current copy of the rules is posted at

The permanent rule updates include changes required by legislation or to provide clarity for licensees. The rules: 

  • Clarify specific patient transaction information required to be maintained by a dispensary; OAC 442:10-5-6(b)(3)(A)
  • Clarify the requirement that businesses shall use the OMMA-provided verification system; OAC 442:10-5-12(c)
  • Adjust packaging standards by allowing transparent child-resistant containers and require an opaque exit package at the point of sale pursuant to House Bill 3019 (2022); OAC 442:10-7-1(d)(3)
  • Allow a grower to send a harvest batch to a processor for decontamination before it has been compliance tested and fails; OAC 442:10-8-1(d)(1)
  • Permit a commercial licensee to transport their own waste to a licensed waste facility; OAC 442:10-9-6(c)
  • Allow the collection of multiple harvest batches of shake and trim that have passed required testing into a new homogenized batch; OAC 442:10-8-1(s)(4)
  • Reorganize the subsection on pre-rolls and kief for clarity and clarify testing requirements for infused pre-rolls; OAC 442:10-8-1(s)(3)

Visit for a current copy of OMMA rules, and you can learn more in the video below.

OMMA Proposed Permanent Rules Effective Aug. 11, 2023

New Emergency Rules Later in 2023

As we mentioned previously, OMMA anticipates a new set of emergency rules will come into effect later in 2023. The new emergency rules will incorporate new state laws. OMMA will alert licensees by email and post the rules to

Need More Information?

OMMA has a Rulemaking Process page on our website that explains how emergency rules and permanent rules come into effect.

OMMA sends licensees information about the annual rulemaking process, including public comment opportunities, in newsletters and other email updates. You can also follow us on Facebook, X (formerly known as Twitter) and Instagram for timely information about rulemaking.

Visit for a current copy of the rules. Go to if you have questions or comments.