Medical cannabis in Ohio
Ohio legalized medical cannabis in 2016 through the Legislature — the program was signed into law by Gov. John Kasich (R). Qualifying conditions include AIDS or being HIV positive, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, cancer, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy (or another seizure disorder), chronic/severe/intractable pain, PTSD, traumatic brain injury, and many others.
Decriminalization & adult-use reforms
Multiple Ohio cities and jurisdictions have opted for local cannabis decriminalization measures, including (but not limited to):
In 2015, Ohio voters rejected a cannabis legalization ballot initiative that proposed a monopoly-like system that would have reserved industry licenses for an anonymous group of investors. The proposal had been denounced by many legalization advocates. As of 2021, there is a new ballot initiative planned for the 2022 election.
Where am I — what is this place?
Ganjapreneur is an online resource dedicated to helping cannabis business owners and their ancillary partners. If you’re new around here, please subscribe to our newsletter for daily updates & regular interviews with industry experts. To find cannabis-friendly business services or pursue industry partnerships, you can visit our comprehensive cannabis business index.