About Ohio Medical Marijuana
Marijuana is now legal in the Great State of Ohio with recreational weed still nowhere in sight. That being stated, medical marijuana in Ohio is slow moving in being implemented after House Bill 523, effective on September 8, 2016, legalizes marijuana in Ohio for medical use for patients with certain qualifying conditions was passed. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow, upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed doctor certified by the State Medical Board, to purchase and use medical cannabis.
While the legislation set a basic framework for the program, the task of establishing specific rules and guidelines for the cultivation, processing, testing, dispensing and medical use of marijuana to different state agencies which have been moving slowly. No Ohio medical marijuana cards are currently being issued by the state of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) at this time. Ohio Marijuana Cards will be issued by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy once the state’s patient registry becomes available no later than September 2018.
When medical marijuana in Ohio is available, MMJ patients will be allowed to buy it in the forms of oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles and patches. It is currently illegal to administer by smoking or combustion, although vaporization (vaping) is allowed. A petition will be available to add additional forms as the program develops. The amount of medical marijuana possessed by a registered patient or OH caregiver must not exceed a 90-day supply which has not been determined yet.
Ohio registered caregiver who provide care to more than one registered patient, the caregiver must maintain separate inventories of medical cannabis for each patient. Cultivation of medical marijuana for personal, family, or household use remains illegal so no independent growers allowed.
We are currently pre-registering patients. When OH marijuana doctors become available we will connect you with one as well as keep you updated on the progress of the Ohio MMJ Program.