Ohio: Limited Medical Cannabis Access Begins

Medical Cannabis

Columbus, OH: Limited sales of medical cannabis products began this week in Ohio — some two-and-one-half years after the program was initially signed into law.

Under the law, cannabis-specific products may be dispensed as oils, tinctures, edibles, patches, or as herbal material. Smoking herbal cannabis is not permitted under the measure; however, the measure does not clarify how this prohibition would be enforced. Registered patients may vaporize herbal plant material.

Initial prices at dispensaries averaged approximately $25 per gram, according to news reports. These prices are markedly higher than those typically found in other regulated states.

For more information, contact Justin Strekal, NORML Political Director, at (202) 483-5500.