Ohio Recreational Marijuana Updates - First to Know!

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Is Recreational Marijuana Legal in Ohio?

Yes, recreational marijuana is now legal in Ohio following the passing of Issue 2, known as the "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol" act. However, while the law has been passed, medical dispensaries are required to obtain additional licenses to sell recreational marijuana. The timeframe for the approval and distribution of these licenses is currently estimated to be between June and September. This step is crucial for dispensaries to legally begin recreational sales across the state.


Step 1:

Ohioans Voted "YES!" Passing Issue 2 Legalizing Adult Recreational Use


Step 2:

Recreational Sales Licenses Estimated for June - September


Step 3:

Dispensaries With Rec Licenses Will Be Able to Sell Marijuana


Unlocking Ohio's Cannabis Future:

Ohio Recreational Marijuana Update

Yes, recreational marijuana is legal in Ohio following the passage of Issue 2, the "Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol" act. However, the transition to fully operational recreational dispensaries involves a comprehensive integration with Ohio's existing medical marijuana program. This process requires the establishment of a robust licensing framework, which is expected to be completed between June and September.

The successful integration of these systems will dictate the timeline for when dispensaries can commence recreational sales, potentially extending up to a year.

Charting the Course:

Where Can I buy Recreational Marijuana In Ohio

We are currently estimating that licenses to sell recreational marijuana will be distributed by the Ohio government between June and September. Once these licenses are granted, you can buy recreational marijuana at Bloom dispensaries located in Akron, Columbus, Maumee, Painesville, and Seven Mile. Our dispensaries will be ready to offer a variety of high-quality recreational cannabis products.

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Is Recreational Marijuana Legal in Ohio?

Once operational, recreational dispensaries, including Bloom locations in Akron, Columbus, Maumee, Painesville, and Seven Mile will be available across Ohio. Our dispensaries will offer a diverse range of cannabis products, adhering to the newly established legal guidelines. To stay informed about when recreational sales begin and receive updates on promotions, sign up through our form.


Cultivating Change:

The Many Perks of Ohio's Adult-Use Marijuana Program

Explore the advantages of an Adult Use Marijuana Program:

  • Variety: Access a greater variety of cannabis products from Ohio and well-known brands.
  • Home Grow: Grow up to 6 plants per person and 12 per household; details from the Division of Marijuana Control to follow.
  • Social Equity: New licenses for social equity dispensaries and cultivators, fostering community development.
  • Tax Benefits: Communities hosting adult use dispensaries enjoy 36 percent of cannabis program revenue.
  • Stigma Reduction: Legalization for all adults may reduce the stigma around medical cannabis.

What Happens Next?
Issue 2 isn't eligible for veto, but the Ohio Legislature could vote to repeal or change any part of the law. Stay updated with MedicateOH for the latest insights and rules governing Ohio's adult-use cannabis program. Subscribe for weekly updates in your inbox.