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.