Timeline to legal medical cannabis in Ohio

House Bill 523 was signed by Gov. Kasich June 8th, 2016 and becomes law September 8th, 2016.

But that is just the beginning of the 2 year implementation program that HB 523 sets out for Ohio’s new medical marijuana program.

Here is a detailed timeline of the events for the program to be fully complete:

May 26th, 2016:

  • HB 523 Passes the House

June 8th, 2016:

  • Gov. Kasich signs the bill into law

September 8th, 2016:

  • HB 523 officially becomes law

October 6th, 2016:

  • Appointment of Advisory Committee

November 6th, 2016:

  • Advisory Committee’s first meeting

May 4th, 2017:

  • Dept. of Commerce establishes rules & standards for cultivation

September 8th, 2017:

  • Dept. of Commerce establishes rules & standards for processing labs
  • Board of Pharmacy establishes rules & standards for dispensaries & registration ID cards
  • Ohio Medical Marijuana program fully implemented

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