Ohio Medical Marijuana is governed by several state agencies, but all information regarding Ohio Marijuana law can be found at Medical Marijuana Control Program website. Medical Marijuana in Ohio was legalized as of September 8, 2016, however the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program has up to September 2018 to be operational. Until the rules and regulations are in place Ohio qualifying patients do not have access to medical cannabis.
Once the rules are in place certified physicians may recommend medical marijuana only for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition. Qualifying medical conditions include: AIDS, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Alzheimer’s Disease, Cancer, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Crohn’s Disease, Epilepsy or another seizure disorder, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s Disease, HIV, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sickle Cell Anemia, Spinal Cord Disease or injury, Tourette’s Syndrome, Traumatic brain injury, and Ulcerative Colitis.
When medical cannabis becomes available it cannot be smoked, but it can be vaped by use of oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles and patches. Those qualifying patients will not be able to cultivate.