Is weed legal in Ohio?

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Map of Ohio with a background of marijuana plants.
Map of Ohio with a background of marijuana plants.

 

Yes and no, it depends on the purpose that is given or who consumes it. Medical marijuana is legal in this state, but not recreational,so it can only legally use cannabis users who are registered with the state medical program.

In 2016, the medical marijuana control program was agreed, which regulates access to therapeutic cannabis for qualified patients with the recommendation of a doctor. Recreational consumers will have to wait a little longer to buy, grow, or consume weed without legal hassle in Ohio.

However, cannabis products cannot be smoked, and although in principle vaporization would not be allowed either, it seems that for now it is tolerated. It is forbidden to make cannabis extractions at home, and many products are designed for cannabis to be consumed orally or externally.

 

 

⭐ Medical cannabis in Ohio What are the qualification conditions?

 

In order to enter the Ohio state medical marijuana control program, it is necessary to demonstrate that you have one of the diseases in which cannabis has been shown to be effective. In the following list you can see what they are:

 

  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Cachexia or wasting syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Tourette syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Chronic and severe pain or intractable
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell
  • Disease or spinal cord injury

 

If you are an Ohio resident and unfortunately suffer from any of these diseases, yes If you want to get the card that entitles you to acquire medicinal cannabis, you have to visit a doctor who is authorized by the board and by the state to prescribe this medicine.

After obtaining a diagnosis from this doctor for any of the diseases described above, will be opened a medical cannabis patient profilein an online registry, and if you need it, your caregiver must also be added. Finally, you only have to pay the fee registration, which is $ 50 in general, or $ 25 in cases of homeless or army veterans..

 

 

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Where can you buy medical marijuana in Ohio?

 

There are now quite a few medical cannabis dispensaries spread across the major cities in the state of Ohio. It is assumed that there will be a total of 57 establishments that sell marijuana with medical prescription, although only 47 of them have the approval to operate in all the communities of this state. In the following link you can see the address, reviews, and other information of many of these dispensaries.

At the moment, online sales are not allowed yet, but some dispensaries accept advance orders and curbside pick-up. The purchase has to be made by the patient himself or by his authorized caregiver.

 

 

👌 How much medical cannabis can you buy in this state?

 

The limits are set according to the product and its THC content, and in each sale there is a minimum and maximum amount that can be purchased, the maximum being the equivalent of the consumption calculated for 90 days. In the following list you can check what the limits are for each product.

 

Minimum purchase quantity:

  • Buds: 1/10 ounce (2.83 grams)
  • Patch, lotion, cream, or ointment: 295 milligrams THC
  • Oil, tincture, capsule, or edible: 110 milligrams THC Vaporizer
  • oil: 590 milligrams of THC

 

Maximum purchase quantity:

  • Buds up to 23% THC: 8 ounces (226.72 grams)
  • Buds of more than 23% THC: 5 and 3/10 of an ounce (150 grams approximately)
  • Patches, lotions, creams, or ointments: 26.55 grams of THC
  • Oil, tincture, capsules, or edibles: 9 and 9/10 grams of THC Vaporizer
  • oil: 53 and 1/10 grams of THC

 

 

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📲 Recreational marijuana in Ohio How’s it going?

 

At the moment , free access to cannabis for adult use is not allowed, as is the case in many other states in the USA. In the last elections of 2020, an initiative that could legalize marijuana for those over 21 years of age was about to enter, but due to a formal error it was not admitted in the end.

The truth is that it is rare that more progress has not been made in this regard, because Ohio has been taking positive steps for many years, especially since the mid-1970s, when it began to reduce the penalties for possession of small amounts. Today if you are caught with up to 100 grams of marijuana, and you do not have a medical card, the fine is only 150 dollars, and in Cincinnati and Dayton not even that, these 2 cities do not penalize for possession of up to 100 grams..

 

 

➕ Can you grow marijuana in Ohio?

 

The cultivation of cannabis plants for self-sufficiency is not allowed in this state, not even for the sick or their carers. There are growers who serve medical cannabis to licensed dispensaries, as well as companies that make all kinds of related products, but self-cultivation is prohibited in Ohio at the moment.

That does not mean that there are no hydroponic stores or grow shops, nothing is further from reality, since as in other states where the sale of marijuana for adult use is not approved, these types of establishments proliferate. In this link you can see the main grow stores in the state of Ohio.

 

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🔥 Conclusion

 

Considering what has been seen, we are sure that Ohio will be one of the next states that will fully legalize the use of cannabis for adults. However recreational consumers in this state are not as bad as elsewhere, and the penalties for possession of small amounts are not very high, although we hope they will disappear altogether.

 

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Alan Martínez Benito
Alan Martínez Benito
CEO of Pev Grow, expert grower with more than 20 years of experience.
In constant struggle for the regulation of cannabis, mainly in the medicinal field.
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