Ohio Marijuana Laws
The possession, sale, trafficking, and cultivation of marijuana is illegal in all states except Colorado and Washington (where it is tightly regulated). In other states, it is becoming permissible to allow the medicinal use of cannabis.
Marijuana remains illegal in Ohio. Polls show a wave of support for medicinal marijuana in Ohio and other states, but Ohio law still makes it a crime to possess marijuana.
The following charts highlights the main provisions of Ohio marijuana laws. See FindLaw's Drug Charges section for more articles and resources.
|Code Section||2925.01, et seq.; 3719.01, et seq.|
|Possession||Under 20 g. and gift: minor misdemeanor; Subsequent offense: misdemeanor of 3rd degree; Under 100 g.: minor misdemeanor; 100-200 g.: 4th degree misdemeanor; 200-1000 g.: 5th degree felony; 1000-5000 g.: 3rd degree felony; 5000-20,000 g.: 3rd degree felony with presumption of prison term; over 20,000 g.: 2nd degree felony|
|Sale||5th degree felony; 200-1000 g.: 4th degree felony; 1000-5000 g.: 3rd degree felony; 5000-20,000 g.: 3rd degree felony with presumption of prison term; Over 20,000 g.: 2nd degree felony; Stricter penalties if sale within 1000 ft. of school or 100 ft. of juvenile|
Note: State laws are constantly changing -- contact a Ohio drug crime attorney or conduct your own legal research to verify the state law(s) you are researching.
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