Medical Marijuana in Ohio
Gov. John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law on June 8, 2016, making Ohio the 25th state to adopt a workable medical marijuana law. The legislation, passed by the Ohio General Assembly the previous week, will allow seriously ill patients to use and purchase medical cannabis that will be cultivated and processed in-state. This legislation was a direct response to an initiative MPP funded and sought to qualify for the November 2016 ballot. Unfortunately, the law isn’t perfect — among other things, it does not allow either smoking or home cultivation. However, the bill as passed ensures seriously ill patients will no longer be treated like criminals and will have reasonable access to medicine.
Visit the Ohio Marijuana Policy Project for more information.