Medical marijuana may be legal in Ohio, but apparently CBD is not. CBD products can be found in boutique shops and health food stores all over the state, yet the Ohio Pharmacy Board says that they’re illegal even though they can’t get anyone high.
The reason for the ruling is that CBD sold in these shops is not undergoing the same stringent testing that is required for medical marijuana in the state, according to WOSU. In order to be legal, all CBD products have to go through the same testing process. CBD products sold through a medical marijuana dispensary that has been tested is legal.
Possession of CBD oil for the time being is illegal.
Ohio’s medical marijuana law goes into effect on September 8; however, no dispensaries are open yet. This means that anyone possessing CBD oil in the state is technically committing a crime. Dispensaries are expected to open later this fall or early winter.