Attorney Daniel Gigiano Posts A Blog Explaining Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law

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Attorney Daniel Gigiano posted a blog on Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law. The article describes what the law legalizes and does not legalize.

Attorney Daniel Gigiano

Ohio did not legalize recreational use of marijuana. Ohio only legalized medicinal use of marijuana.

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law does not legalize all possession of marijuana. It only legalizes possession if the rules are followed. To legally possess marijuana, one must:

  • See an approved doctor once per year.
  • The doctor must confirm that you have one of the approved ailments
  • The doctor then registers you to the State Board of Pharmacy patient registry; the doctor does not write a prescription, but can recommend up to a 90 day supply with up to 3 refills.
  • You then go to the dispensary, who must verify that you are a registered patient.
  • The dispensary will select the appropriate medical marijuana for you.

Ohio did not legalize recreational use of marijuana. Ohio only legalized medicinal use of marijuana. The following are qualifying medical conditions:

The medical conditions covered by the medical marijuana law include: HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer’s, ALS, Cancer, CTE, Crohn’s, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Inflammatory bowel disease, Multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, Parkinson’s, PTSD, Sickle cell anemia, spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and Ulcerative colitis.

The medical marijuana can only be transported in its original packaging and transported by authorized people. If the police suspect the rules are not being followed, they may charge the individual, leaving the individual to raise the law as a defense to the charges. For more detail, read the article.

Attorney Daniel Gigiano has practiced criminal law since 1993 and has tried over fifty criminal jury trials to a verdict, as well as countless criminal bench trials and evidentiary hearings. He has written numerous articles on criminal law topics he encounters in his practice.

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