Ohio Defines Its Position on CBD | Lexology (www.lexology.com)

  • The Ohio Board of Pharmacy declared that over-the-counter sales of cannabidiol (CBD) are illegal, despite the substance’s current widespread availability in grocery, health, and other non-licensed stores across the state.
  • This means that CBD sales are now only legal in Ohio from state-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries .
  • The problem, however, is that no state medicinal marijuana licenses have yet been issued, even though Ohio approved medical marijuana in 2016, and may not be until 2019, due to the state’s regulatory delays.
  • Michigan regulators have also said that CBD products are legal only within the medical marijuana regulatory framework, which has driven CBD producers out of state.