Although medical marijuana is now technically legal in Ohio, the laws surrounding its sale and use have not become fully operational, so the supply of cannabidiol (CBD) oil at brick-and-mortar establishments is somewhat limited for now.
The laws to allow dispensaries to sell medicinal marijuana, and hence full-spectrum CBD products, are expected to come into full effect in September 2018. Once this takes place, it is likely that supply will expand to meet the growing demand for CBD oil Ohio
Is CBD oil legal in Ohio?
Yes, however what kind of CBD oil you are legally allowed to buy and use depends on the products THC content. For those without a medical cannabis license, its legal to buy and use CBD products containing less than 0.3% THC.
People that are legally eligible to use medicinal cannabis (i.e. they have a qualifying medical condition and a recommendation from a state physician) are able to purchase full-spectrum CBD (which contains both CBD and THC) and other CBD products with a higher THC content.
A wide range of CBD products are legal, including tinctures, capsules, edible form for oral administration, oils for vaporizers, topical creams and lotions, and hemp buds for vaping devices. The only form of administration that is illegal is using vaporizers that are “heated to temperatures at which medical marijuana plant material will burn” – which would eliminate its beneficial properties anyway.
Medicinal marijuana in Ohio
The law allowing medicinal marijuana to become legal in Ohio was only passed in late 2016, and the full law will not be entirely operational until September 2018 – when the laws that allow medicinal cannabis dispensaries to open will take effect.
Having said that, there are already provisions in place for patients with doctor’s notes from state physicians that allow them to smoke marijuana for treatment in the meantime. This also means that such patients can legally buy CBD products that have a higher tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) content.
Patients with the following medical conditions may qualify for medicinal cannabis treatment:
- Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS)
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- ain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sickle cell anemia
- Spinal cord disease or injury
- Tourette’s syndrome
Registered caregivers and patients are not allowed to have more than a 90-day supply.
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Buying cbd in ohio
As discussed, preparations are still being made for the state’s medical marijuana dispensary laws to come into full effect. At the moment, over 50 dispensary have lodged requests to receive dispensary licences from the State Board of Pharmacy. These applicants are in the process of meeting the specified requirements. Under the legislation, the board will be able to license 60 different dispensaries.
If the current applicants are successful there will be dispensaries in:
The plan is for the legislation to be entirely operational by September 2018, which means dispensaries would also be able to open at the time. We will update this page with what businesses become successfully licensed and where they are located.
In the meantime, we recommend exploring online options. Dr Ganga has a range of CBD products (including those with less than 0.3% THC), and they deliver across the US. You can use the discount code: HempCBDoil to get free U.S shipping and a discount of 5% on your order