Jump to Navigation

Medical marijuana can still result in charges

Ohio does allow for medical marijuana to be used for patients in need. There are things to know, though, especially if you're being accused of a drug crime related to marijuana use. In fall 2018, medical marijuana will be available for the first time ever in Ohio. It will only be allowed to be sold by approved retailers starting in September. Each sale is taxed.

Ohio will allow for the sale of buds, edibles, concentrates and tinctures. Dosages of any of these could be anywhere from $5 to $20. Some edibles cost as little as $3.

Marijuana is still illegal across the nation when looking at federal laws. As a result, people who are interested in using medical marijuana may not be covered by insurance. There are specific quality controls in place, so some insurance companies cover those who are purchasing medical marijuana in a state where it is legal.

Even though this marijuana is legal for purchase, there are still limits on how much you can obtain at any one time. You may have up to 8 ounces of tier 1 medical cannabis. Medical cannabis tests at or below a THC value of 23. If the marijuana tests higher, you can possess only up to 5.3 ounces. You may also possess up to 9.9 grams of cannabis oil, capsules and edibles. If you are caught with more than the allowance, you may face penalties for possession.

Marijuana is still illegal when it comes to recreational use. Ohio also bans you from personally growing your own medical marijuana supply. Our site has more on medical marijuana and what to expect as Ohio changes its laws.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

Contact Our Firm Today

Lakeside Place
323 Lakeside Ave. West
Suite 450
Cleveland, OH 44113

Phone: 216-592-8719
Toll free: 800-845-4710
Fax: 216-781-6242
Map and Directions

Fair Fees. Credit Cards Accepted.

Visa MasterCard American Express Discover Network
Review Us
The Goldberg Law Firm

Over 24 Years Experience Representing Persons in Ohio and Nationwide

The Goldberg Law Firm serves the Cleveland, Ohio, metro area and Northeast Ohio, including Cleveland, Parma, Akron, Lorain, Elyria, Euclid, Lakewood, Cleveland Heights, Cuyahoga Falls, Mentor, Strongsville, Berea, Broadview Heights, Brook Park, East Cleveland, Garfield Heights, Maple Heights, North Olmsted, North Royalton, Rocky River, Shaker Heights, Solon, Westlake, Painesville, Medina, Cuyahoga County, Summit County, Lorain County, Lake County and Medina County.

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.