This timeline provides important dates for the implementation of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.

Please note: The dates listed in this timeline reflect those specified in the law and are for informational purposes only. Rule adoption and program implementation may occur earlier than the dates specified in this timeline.

  • HB 523 establishes the basic framework for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program.
    08SEP2016
    OHIO'S MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONTROL PROGRAM ESTABLISHED
  • Ohio law requires the Ohio Department of Commerce to adopt cultivator rules by this date.
    06MAY2017
    CULTIVATOR RULES ADOPTED
  • Ohio law requires the Ohio Department of Commerce to adopt processor rules by this date.
    08SEP2017
    PROCESSOR RULES ADOPTED
  • Ohio law requires the Ohio Department of Commerce to adopt testing laboratory rules by this date.
    08SEP2017
    TESTING LABORATORY RULES ADOPTED
  • Ohio law requires the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to adopt dispensary rules by this date.
    08SEP2017
    DISPENSARY RULES ADOPTED
  • Ohio law requires the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy to adopt patient/caregiver rules by this date.
    08SEP2017
    PATIENT/CAREGIVER RULES ADOPTED
  • Ohio law requires the State Medical Board of Ohio to adopt rules for physicians certified to recommend medical marijuana by this date.
    08SEP2017
    PHYSICIAN CERTIFICATE TO RECOMMEND RULES ADOPTED
  • Ohio law requires the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program to be fully operational by this date.
    08SEP2018
    OHIO MEDICAL MARIJUANA PROGRAM OPERATIONAL