MDNews | Medical Marijuana Update – Implementation Is in Sight

Cannabis bud sitting on a prescription pad, near a stethoscope

Originally published in MDNews Cleveland/Akron/Canton
by Joseph E. Feltes
July/August 2018

What began in 2016 with the General Assembly’s passing of House Bill 253 (Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Law) now has its scheduled implementation date – September 8 – in sight. Well, almost. Construction setbacks due to Ohio’s cold and wet winter, as well as delays in licensing marijuana growers, likely will push back the date for Ohio’s medical cannabis program to become fully functional, despite the statutory deadline.

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Joe Feltes is Office Partner-in-Charge in Canton and a member of Buckingham’s Health & Medicine Practice Group.