There are significant long- and short-term risks of medical marijuana use. You should speak with your physician to understand
both the risks and the possible benefits of medical marijuana for you.
Even if your doctor recommended medical marijuana, the new Ohio law does not prevent employers from taking action if an
employee violates the company’s drug policy against marijuana use.
Possession, growing, distribution, sale, and recreational use outside of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program remain illegal under both federal and Ohio law.
In the future, reciprocity agreements may be negotiated between the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and other state(s) for the transfer of a medical marijuana use registration from another state.
As of September 2018, it is legal under the state law of Ohio residents with certain qualifying medical conditions and holding a valid Registry Identification Card to use non-smoking forms of medical marijuana when recommended by a physician with a certificate to recommend.