Medical Marijuana Laws by State

Medical marijuana laws by state vary drastically in their scope and implementation, including the regulation of dispensaries and the types of illnesses treated. Please write to your Senators and let them know how you feel.


Recreational and medical use


Medical use only


CBD only state


Currently still an illegal state



Legalization: This state has legalized marijuana for medical use.
Law:House Bill 523 – Effective Sept. 8, 2016

Possession: 2.5 ounces (oz) usable – 12 plants

Can you use other Legal State Cards: Yes

How The Law Reads:

House Bill 523
Approved: May 10, 2016 by House, 71-26; May 25, 2016 by Senate, 18-15
Effective: Sept. 8, 2016

The bill — sponsored by Rep. Stephen Huffman (R., Tipp City), a physician — narrowly passed the Senate 18-15 but cleared the House by a wider bipartisan margin of 67-29.

Possession/Cultivation: The law allows for a maximum of a 90-day supply, to be determined during the rule-making process.

Can you use other Legal State Cards: The state board of pharmacy shall attempt in good faith to negotiate and enter into a reciprocity agreement with any other state under which a medical marijuana registry identification card or equivalent authorization that is issued by the other state is recognized in this state.

Dispensing: Medical marijuana will be available from retail dispensaries licensed by the Board of Pharmacy. The Board of Pharmacy is currently developing rules on the licensing of medical marijuana dispensaries. The law prohibits the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal, family, or household use.”
“Frequently Asked Questions, (accessed Aug. 9, 2016)

Authorizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes and establishes the Medical Marijuana Control Program.

“Only the following forms of medical marijuana may be dispensed under this chapter: oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, patches.” The smoking or combustion of medical marijuana is prohibited while vaporization is permitted.

Approved Conditions: AIDS/HIV, Alzheimer’s disease, ALS, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic, severe, or intractable pain, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury, ulcerative colitis

Smoking is not a method approved by the bill.

“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.”
“Frequently Asked Questions, (accessed Aug. 9, 2016)

Contact and Program Details:Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program


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Patient Registry Fee:
To be determined