Ohio Legal Information

Ohio’s medical cannabis program was created by HB 523 (2016), which went into effect on September 8, 2016.  The law will allow patients in Ohio to obtain legal protections to be to possess and use medical cannabis. The law contains 23 qualifying conditions and the state can add more conditions through rulemaking. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program is comprised of several state agencies that regulate the program. Patients who meet certain requirements are eligible for an affirmative defense for possession and using medical cannabis.   


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Recommending Cannabis in Ohio

Physicians who wish to recommend medical cannabis under HB 523 must complete register with the state. The state is currently developing regulations.

Becoming a Patient in Ohio

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will determine the amount of medicine that comprised a 90-day supply. Allowed forms of medicine include (1) oils; (2) tinctures; (3) plant material; (4) edibles; (5) patches; (6) any additional forms added through rulemaking.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Laws & Regulations

Ohio’s medical cannabis program was created by HB 523 (2016), which went in effect on September 8, 2016. The law will allow patients in Ohio to obtain legal protections to be to possess and use medical cannabis. The law contains 23 qualifying conditions and the state can add more conditions through rulemaking.