The Ohio Department of Commerce and the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy are required by law to take all actions necessary to ensure that Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program is fully operational no later than September 2018. At that time, there will be an established structure for Ohioans with a qualifying medical condition to obtain a recommendation for medical marijuana, purchase medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary, and consume medical marijuana.
The process to stand up the Medical Marijuana Control Program must be thoughtful and deliberate to ensure the safety of the public and to promote access to a safe product. Administrative rules are under development and will follow the process outlined in Chapter 119 of the Ohio Revised Code, including review by the Common Sense Initiative
and the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review
. In the case of the State Medical Board of Ohio and the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, rules must also receive input and approval from their respective appointed boards.
The state of Ohio is committed to an open and transparent process when setting up the regulatory framework for medical marijuana. This website will serve as a central resource for regular updates and opportunity to provide input on rule development and program implementation.
If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call 877-275-6364 for information and a referral. Talk with your children about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives – visit StartTalking.Ohio.gov
for information and resources.