First, there is no Ohio law legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Rather, Ohio has only legalized the medical use of marijuana for a specified number of medical conditions.
Ohio has established certain registration requirements for medical marijuana patients and caregivers. Also, Ohio allows registered patients to use medical marijuana only in certain ways, and smoking a “joint” is not one of them.
What the law allows
Ohio’s medical marijuana law, signed June 8, 2016 by former Gov. John Kasich, allows patients suffering from one or more of approximately 20 qualifying medical conditions (including HIV/AIDS, epilepsy, cancer, PTSD, etc.) to use medical marijuana. The law only allows medical marijuana to be dispensed to patients or caregivers who are properly registered with the State of Ohio and who possess an Ohio-issued patient or caregiver identification…