Only medical marijuana dispensaries can sell CBD oil in Ohio. Under Ohio law, CBD oil falls under the definition of marijuana, and is subject to the same regulations. Medical marijuana dispensaries will need to comply with the known source requirements, understand the active ingredients, and ensure that the product is tested. Testing can only be performed by laboratories that are licensed by the Ohio Department of Commerce.
Ohio announced the approval of 56 medical dispensaries in June. However, the medical dispensaries must show the state that they can operate before receiving a certificate to engage in business. Until that time, possession of CBD oil or marijuana is illegal.,