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  • Jennifer Betz

Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Fails in Most Ohio Communities in November 2021

Most Ohio ballots didn’t see too many big issues in the November 2021 round of voting, but voters did decide on marijuana ordinance in several local areas.

Sensible marijuana ordinances decriminalizing marijuana possession came up in Martins Ferry, Brookside, Morristown, Powhatan, Dillonvale, Mt. Pleasant, Rayland, Tiltonsville and Yorkville. Most of these ordinances are in response to the fact that marijuana is still illegal Federally, and they are an effort to protect residents who possess marijuana without a valid Ohio medical marijuana card.

Unfortunately, most of the local ordinances related to marijuana possession did not pass. With most precincts reporting as of the afternoon of November 3rd, the only sensible marijuana ordinances that did pass are in Martins Ferry, Tiltonsville, and Yorkville.

In these Ohio communities, possession of marijuana will be reduced to the minimum misdemeanor charge allowed by the state. According to News9 legal analyst Mike Nogay, “The idea that it’s decriminalized doesn’t mean you won’t be arrested, it just means you won’t be punished as harshly.”

Medical Marijuana Patients Can Legally Purchase and Possess Marijuana in Ohio

On a positive note, medical marijuana patients in Ohio are legally protected regardless of local ordinances. When you have a marijuana card in the Buckeye State, you can purchase a variety of medical marijuana products—including marijuana flower, edibles, tinctures, topicals, extracts and more—at licensed Ohio cannabis dispensaries.

Medical marijuana patients in Ohio don’t have to worry about being arrested, harassed or fined for possessing the legal limits of cannabis set forth by the state, so long as there is compliance with the medical marijuana laws in the state.

This means no intoxicated driving, and purchases are only legal at licensed dispensaries. Marijuana patients in Ohio are also not allowed to share their products with others.

Protect Yourself. Get an Ohio Marijuana Card Now!

Though it seems like adult-use marijuana legalization is just around the corner, it will take at least a couple of years to implement and is highly dependent on how voters feel about what’s on the 2022 ballot.

The best way to protect yourself from the legal ramifications of marijuana possession is to get a medical card today! At Ohio Marijuana Card, we are here to help you through every step of the process, from start to finish.

We offer fast marijuana evaluation appointments online or in-person, and same-day marijuana card registration is available. Qualifying is a simple process, and you can get started now by giving us a call at (866) 457-5559 or scheduling an appointment for a marijuana evaluation online.

Why wait? Get your Ohio marijuana card today, so you can start getting the relief you deserve tomorrow!


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

Check out Ohio Marijuana Card’s Blog to keep up to date on the latest medical marijuana news, tips, and information. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to join the medical marijuana conversation in Ohio.


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