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Village Releases Draft Medical Cannabis Program Details

The Village of Johnstown has released our draft rules, forms and fee schedule for the medical cannabis program. All information has been posted to our website,

Draft Program Rules - 5.9.17

The Village Manager and Law Director will take comments on the draft program rules until May 14, 2017 at 11:59pm EST.

All comments must be emailed to Jim Lenner, Village Manager ( and Yazan S. Ashrawi, Law Director ( with a subject line "Cultivator Program Comments."

All comments will be vetted and incorporated as determined by the Village Manager and Law Director and forwarded to Village Council for discussion.

Village Council will hold a public hearing to adopt these rules on May 16, 2017 at 6:30pm in Village Council Chambers located at 599 S. Main Street, Johnstown.

Zoning Determination and Licensing

The Village will provide adequate conformation to fulfill State of Ohio Form 1G cultivator application. Zoning conformation can be achieved by submitting FORM MCP-1 to the Village Manager via email. Forms will be approved no earlier than May 18th, 2017.

For applicants wishing to apply for a Village of Johnstown medical cannabis cultivator lice

nse, you must follow the schedule below and the rules as adopted by Council. This part is optional before submitting to the State. Village licensing can take place AFTER submission to the State.

Permit Application Schedule

May 16, 2017 - Village Council Action on Cultivator Program (6:30pm EST)

May 18, 2017 - Village Begins Accepting Level I and Level II License Applications

June 1, 2017 - Village Level II Applications Due (3:00pm EST)

June 5, 2017 - State Level II Applications Accepted

June 6, 2017 - Village Action on Level II Permits (6:30pm EST)

June 15, 2017 - Village Level I Applications Due (3:00pm EST)

June 16, 2017 - State Level II Applicants Due

June 19, 2017 - State Level I Applications Accepted

June 20, 2017 - Village Action on Level I Permits (6:30pm EST)

June 30, 2017 - State Level I Applications Due

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