Ohio Cannabis Resources

Important Information

Is cannabis legal in the state of Ohio?
While recreational cannabis use is currently illegal in the state of Ohio. In, in 2016, then Governor John Kasich signed a bill to legalize the medical use of cannabis in Ohio. The first medical dispensaries opened in the state in 2018.

What are the recreational cannabis regulations for Ohio?
Recreational cannabis use is currently illegal in Ohio. However, the state has decriminalized cannabis in some form since the mid-1970s, resulting in minimal penalties and fines and some cities.

What are the medical-use cannabis regulations for Ohio?
Ohio residents with qualifying conditions can bring their health records to a medical marijuana clinic where a doctor will review the medical history and perform an exam. Patients may submit a state application through the Patient & Caregiver registry, accompanied by the doctor’s written recommendation. Once the application is approved by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, the patient is enrolled into the state’s registry. In Ohio there is no minimum age requirement, but potential patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Ohio has specific limits for one-day and 90-day purchases for each type of cannabis product. Smoking and vaping cannabis is prohibited in the state of Ohio. Ohio dispensaries only accept in-state medical cards. For more information visit the Patients & Caregivers page on the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program website.

Can I use cannabis products in public in the state of Ohio?
Ohio does not allow the public consumption of cannabis. Driving under the influence of cannabis is illegal.

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