Yes, Youngstown has a medical marijuana dispensary but no licensed recreational marijuana dispensaries. Ohio has yet to legalize adult-use marijuana. Under Ohio law, marijuana is considered a Schedule I controlled substance with a high potential for abuse. Consequently, it is not legal for recreational sale in the state.
Yes, there are licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Youngstown. In June 2016, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law, effectively legalizing medical marijuana for persons with qualifying medical conditions. The Bill established the regulatory framework for licensing medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio. Currently, Youngstown has only one state-approved medical cannabis dispensary.
No. Youngstown residents who qualify for the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program may only purchase medical cannabis in person from the licensed dispensary in the city. The state law does not permit online cannabis sales or delivery of medical marijuana products to local addresses.
Only registered cannabis patients aged 18 and older can visit the licensed dispensary in Youngstown. They must present valid identification cards and their medical marijuana cards before entering or purchasing medical cannabis products from the dispensary. Visitors must also bring cash to pay for their purchases.
The following are Youngstown dispensaries laws as contained in the Ohio Administrative Code 3796:6:
Only dispensaries with active licenses from the State Board of Pharmacy may legally sell medical cannabis products
It is unlawful for a dispensary to receive or sell medical marijuana products obtained outside of Ohio
It is illegal for cannabis dispensaries’ employees to offer free medical cannabis samples to registered patients
It is an offense for a dispensary to sell medical marijuana products outside its operating hours
It is unlawful for a dispensary to retail adulterated, damaged, misbranded, or opened medical cannabis product
There are no recreational marijuana laws in Youngstown as adult-use marijuana remains illegal in Ohio.
The following are some medical cannabis laws in Youngstown:
Only patients 18 and over may legally purchase medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries. Patients under 18 may only access cannabis through their caregivers
All patients and caregivers must tender an unexpired Ohio ID card and their medical marijuana registry identification card before entering a medical cannabis dispensary
It is illegal for medical marijuana patients to cultivate cannabis for personal use
It is unlawful for a patient to maintain more than a 90-day medical marijuana supply
It is an offense to possess or consume medical marijuana in public places and on federal properties
It is an offense to transport medical marijuana across state lines
It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle, trolley, aircraft, or streetcar while under the influence of medical marijuana
Individuals aged 18 and older with proof of permanent residency in Ohio may obtain medical marijuana cards. To get a medical marijuana card in Youngstown, a patient must obtain a recommendation from a certified physician who diagnoses and confirms the patient's qualifying condition. The physician creates a profile for the patient in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry recommending medical marijuana use for the patient.
The patient receives a confirmatory email and completes the registration for a medical marijuana card on the Patients and Caregiver Registry. After setting up their account, the patient pays the registration fee to activate their medical marijuana cards. The medical marijuana card becomes accessible on the patient’s profile page after payment, and patients can download and print it out.
It is legal for Youngstown residents to consume medical marijuana in their private residences. Although medical marijuana is legal in Ohio, the law prohibits the public consumption of medical marijuana. Consequently, it is illegal to use medical cannabis in hotels, public parks, libraries, school grounds, and federal buildings.
In Youngstown, only patients and caregivers aged 18 and older may purchase medical cannabis from a licensed medical marijuana dispensary. The patient must have an active recommendation issued by a qualifying physician. To refill their prescriptions, patients must provide their medical marijuana cards and valid Ohio identification cards, while not forgetting to bring cash to pay for medical cannabis products.
The average price for an ounce of high-quality medical cannabis in Youngstown is $330. An ounce of low and medium-quality cannabis products costs $169 and $235.
The most popular weed strains available to Youngstown residents include Afghan Kush, Northern Lights, White Widow, Blue Dream, Sour Diesel, Blue Cheese, Grapefruit Sour Dream, Banana Kush, and Gorilla Glue.
No, the public smoking or combustion of medical marijuana products is prohibited. However, Ohio law permits the vaporization of marijuana.
It is legal for medical marijuana patients to possess a whole day unit supply of medical cannabis products. Consequently, cannabis patients can possess 2.83 grams of marijuana plant materials and up to 295 milligrams of THC for transdermal marijuana products. For oils, capsules, edibles and tinctures, it is legal to possess up to 110 milligrams. The law further permits the legal possession of up to 590 milligrams of THC oils daily, for vaporization.
No. It is illegal to ship cannabis to Youngstown. Federal laws prohibit the shipping of marijuana products across state lines.
No. Ohio law does not permit the online purchase of medical marijuana products anywhere in the state, including Youngstown. Consequently, Youngstown residents may only obtain their medical cannabis products at the dispensaries’ licensed locations.
No, there are no 24-hour dispensaries in Youngstown. Ohio law restricts medical cannabis dispensary's hours of operation to 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily.
No. Recreational marijuana remains illegal in Ohio. Furthermore, Ohio does not recognize medical marijuana cards issued from other states. Consequently, Ohio-registered medical marijuana patients may access medical cannabis products from a dispensary in Youngstown.
Yes. Ohio law requires patients to provide valid identification cards at the dispensary to fill their prescriptions. The dispensary in Youngstown requires the patient’s ID to validate their age and identity.
Youngstown City has one licensed and active medical marijuana dispensary, Leaf Relief.
Yes. Ohio Administrative Code Rule 3796:6-03-08 requires dispensaries to scan patients’ or caregivers’ ID to verify their identity and confirm that they have not exceeded the purchase limit.
There is only one licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Youngstown presently.
No. The medical marijuana dispensary in Youngstown does not accept credit cards. They accept cash payments only.
Although there is only one licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Youngstown, the state marijuana law does not restrict the number of times a registered patient may visit the dispensary in a day. However, the law does restrict patients' purchases to a whole day unit at a single time or a collective purchase. A collective purchase consists of no more than a 90-day supply of multiple forms of medical cannabis. A 90-day supply may further be divided into two refill periods of 45 days.
No. The cannabis dispensary in Youngstown does not accept health insurance.
Yes. Ohio law requires dispensaries in Youngstown to track cannabis sales using METRC, the state’s adopted seed-to-sale tracking system.
Yes. Patients aged 18 and older registered in the state's marijuana medical program with a medical marijuana card may enter a medical marijuana dispensary in Youngstown. However, caregivers must be at least 21 and older to purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary in Youngstown.
The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy regulates medical marijuana dispensaries in Youngstown City. Residents can find their contact information on their website.
Youngstown residents can report illegal cannabis activities to the Youngstown Police Department by calling (330) 742-8926 or report in person at:
Youngstown Police Department
116 West Boardman Street
Youngstown, OH 44503