OHIO’S OFFICAL RESOURCE FOR THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CONTROL PROGRAM

House Bill 523, effective on September 8, 2016, legalizes medical marijuana in Ohio. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will allow people with certain medical conditions, upon the recommendation of an Ohio-licensed physician certified by the State Medical Board, to purchase and use medical marijuana.

Three state government agencies are responsible for the operation of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program:

Ohio Department of Commerce

The Ohio Department of Commerce is responsible for overseeing medical marijuana cultivators, processors and testing laboratories.

State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is responsible for overseeing medical marijuana retail dispensaries, the registration of medical marijuana patients and caregivers, the approval of new forms of medical marijuana and coordinating the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.

State of Ohio Medical Board

The State Medical Board of Ohio is responsible for certifying physicians to recommend medical marijuana and may add to the list of qualifying conditions for which medical marijuana can be recommended.

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law (HB 523)

Ohio’s Administrative Rule Process