Many people in Ohio suffer from medical conditions that are not well controlled by traditional medicine. However, marijuana has proved to be useful in some cases for medical purposes. Therefore, medical marijuana has been made legal in Ohio. However, not all forms of marijuana are lawful for medicinal purposes.

Certain forms of medical marijuana are legal in Ohio. They are: patches, edibles, plant material, tinctures and oils. However, it is illegal to smoke medical marijuana, although it can be used for vaping. In addition, it is illegal to make available any form of medical marijuana that would be attractive to minors.

This list may seem limited. However, it is possible to seek to have an additional form or method of using medical marijuana be made legal. To do so, one must petition the Board of Pharmacy for approval of such a change. The petition forms can be found online.

Medical marijuana can provide a person suffering from certain medical conditions with relief when nothing else has worked. Some of these conditions include: Chron’s disease, seizure disorders, cancer, AIDS, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis and many more conditions. While Ohio law limits the use of medical marijuana to certain conditions, starting in November 2018 Ohioans can petition the State Medical Board of Ohio to add a medical condition to the program. These petitions will be submitted to the State’s website. Thus, it is important to understand what forms of medical marijuana are legal and what conditions it can be prescribed for. This way, a person who wishes to use medical marijuana can do so within the confines of the law.