Ohio Medical Marijuana Implementation Timeline

Update 06/14/2016

The implementation of Ohio's medical marijuana program has only just begun. The passage of House Bill 523 provided a high level overview of what will guide the next, although much of the rules and regulations are still to be determined.

We will continue to provide updates on the program as more information becomes available. In the interim, we hope the timeline is a good start to answering some of your questions.

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  • May 26, 2016
    • House Bill 523 Passage
  • September 6, 2016:
    • Effective Date of Bill
    • Affirmative Defense Begins
  • October 6, 2016
    • Appointment of Advisory Committee
  • November 6, 2016
    • Advisory Committee First Meeting
  • May 4, 2017
    • Dept. of Commerce Establishes Rules and Standards for Cultivation
  • September 6, 2017:
    • Dept. of Commerce Establishes Rules and Standards for Processing and Labs
    • Board of Pharmacy Establishes Rules and Standards for Dispensaries and Registration ID Cards
  • September 6, 2017
    • Ohio Medical Marijuana Program Fully Implemented