Last updated: March 12, 2020

Marijuana legalization in Ohio

Is marijuana legal in Ohio?

Medical marijuana is legal in Ohio. Recreational marijuana remains illegal, although possession is mostly decriminalized.

Medical marijuana was made legal in Ohio since 2016, with sales beginning in January 2019.

Activists in Ohio are gathering signatures for a ballot measure to appear on the November 2020 ballot that would legalize recreational marijuana. They must gather enough signatures by the July 1, 2020 deadline in order for the initiative to appear.