Ohio

  • Hemp-sourced CBD: LEGAL
  • Marijuana-sourced CBD for medical use only: LEGAL
  • Marijuana-sourced CBD for recreational use: ILLEGAL

Ohio legalized medical marijuana in 2016 (HB 523). The state’s Medical Marijuana Control Program was supposed to launch in fall of 2018, but is experiencing delays.

Meanwhile, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy released a FAQ stating that recreational CBD products were still illegal, as they are still defined as marijuana under Section 3719.01 of the Ohio Revised Code and were considered illegal at a federal level. However, this was issued before the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, so it may be safe to assume the CBD sourced from hemp, as well as medical CBD, is now legal in the state of Ohio.