The Uncertainty of Ohio’s New Marijuana Law

On June 6, 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law which legalized medical marijuana in the State of Ohio.  House Bill 523 allows Ohio citizens suffering from approximately 20 medical conditions to use and possess a ninety (90) day supply of medical marijuana in various forms, such as oils, tinctures, edibles, plant materials, and patches.  While Ohio patients will be able to purchase plant material, there is a prohibition on smoking medical marijuana.  The law will also limit tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content in plant material to 30%, while placing a cap on THC content in extracts at 70%.  Further regulations are to be adopted by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.  (More updates to follow as the new law develops.)

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