Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program at Three Years: Evaluating Satisfaction and Perception

Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 656

Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, September 2021

50 Pages Posted: 27 Sep 2021

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Jana Hrdinova

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

Date Written: September 22, 2021

Abstract

Medical marijuana has been legal in Ohio since September 8, 2016, when House Bill 523 (HB 523) came into effect. The bill created the framework for the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP). Due to program delays, the first Ohio sales of medical marijuana at a licensed dispensary did not occur until January 2019. Since then, OMMCP has experienced a steep growth in the number of patients and the amount of cannabis flower and manufactured units sold. Yet, OMMCP has also experienced a stagnating number of physicians licensed to recommend and has battled persistent levels of dissatisfaction among patients and potential patients. This report, a third in an annual series, traces the evolution of OMMCP over the last three years both in terms of its growth and OMMCP patients’ and prospective patients’ satisfaction levels with the functioning and design of the program.

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Keywords: Ohio medical marijuana, patient satisfaction and experience, Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, evolution of medical marijuana program, medical marijuana price, medical marijuana market, cannabis

Suggested Citation

Hrdinova, Jana, Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program at Three Years: Evaluating Satisfaction and Perception (September 22, 2021). Ohio State Legal Studies Research Paper No. 656, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, September 2021, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3928722 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3928722

Jana Hrdinova (Contact Author)

Ohio State University (OSU) - Michael E. Moritz College of Law

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Columbus, OH 43210
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