No. Recreational cannabis is illegal in all Ohio jurisdictions, including Canton, and therefore, there are no adult-use dispensaries operating in the city.
Yes. In accordance with Chapter 789.02 of the Canton Code of Ordinances, the Canton City Council issues medical marijuana dispensary licenses to qualified persons or entities to operate in the city. In line with this provision, there are two medical marijuana dispensaries in the city.
In the City of Canton, you can order medical marijuana and medical marijuana products online. However, recreational cannabis is illegal in Canton and cannot be ordered online. Under Ohio medical cannabis law, medical cannabis delivery is illegal in the city. Therefore, you must pick up your orders in-store at approved dispensaries.
In Canton, only Ohio-registered medical marijuana patients are authorized to visit marijuana dispensaries. Persons looking to purchase adult-use cannabis products are not allowed to enter Canton dispensaries. As a result, your government-issued ID card and Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) registration ID will be checked by dispensary employees before entering cannabis retail stores.
After validating your identity, you will be directed to a waiting room where you will be asked about your medical condition, symptoms, treatment goals, and cannabis experience. An employee will then take you to the dispensing floor and assist you in selecting the right product for your needs.
Note that you are limited to purchasing no more than a 90-day supply of medical cannabis divided into two 45-day fill periods. Transactions are usually made in cash or, in some cases, with a debit card, as credit card options are often not available.
The following laws apply to cannabis dispensary operations in the City of Canton:
No dispensary may operate in Canton without a valid state certificate of operation from the Ohio Department of Commerce and a City of Canton operating business license
No dispensary may be located in a residentially zoned area
No dispensary may be located within 500 feet of a church, school, public playground, or public library
Cannabis use on the premises of a dispensary is prohibited
Dispensaries must verify that visitors have active Ohio medical marijuana cards before allowing them to enter their facilities
Cannabis transactions must be logged by dispensaries
Recreational cannabis possession, use, and cultivation are illegal in Canton, as is statewide in Ohio. Persons found consuming or distributing cannabis face serious penalties. Although possession of 3.5 ounces or less of cannabis has been decriminalized, it remains an offense to possess weed in any quantity.
Medical marijuana is legal in Canton under HB523, passed by Ohio legislators in 2016. Following recent amendments to the law, more medical conditions have been approved for treatment using medical cannabis. As of March 2023, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, sickle cell disease, chronic pain, hepatitis C, and other debilitating conditions are eligible conditions under the Ohio medical marijuana control program (OMMCP). The program also allows Ohio residents to petition the state for the inclusion of other conditions to the list of eligible conditions.
Registration in the OMMCP and the acquisition of an Ohio medical marijuana card are prerequisites for obtaining medical marijuana legally in Canton. The OMMCP also allows minors to access medical cannabis if they have eligible medical conditions and have designated caregivers to help them administer medicinal marijuana.
Under the OMMCP, it is prohibited to grow cannabis for personal use. The possession limit is a 90-day supply which can be determined using a medical cannabis supply calculator on the OMMCP website.
As a resident of Canton, you can obtain a medical marijuana ID card if you have been issued a recommendation to use medical cannabis to treat one or more approved medical conditions under the OMMCP. The recommendation, in the form of a certification, must be issued by an Ohio-licensed physician with a valid Certificate to Recommend (CTR) granted by the Ohio Medical Board, with whom you have a bona fide physician-patient relationship. A list of licensed physicians in the state with valid CTRs can be found on the Ohio Medical Board website.
Once your attending physician submits your medical cannabis certification to the patient registry, you will receive an email with instructions to access your registry profile and complete your application. You will be required to submit proof of identity and age and pay a $25 application fee. You may qualify for a discounted application fee if you have a verifiable low-income or veteran status. For more information on discounted application fees, refer to the OMMCP Quick Reference Guide.
In Canton, patients with Ohio medical marijuana cards may consume medicinal marijuana within the privacy of their own homes. Medical cannabis use is not allowed in public areas, and cannabis consumption for recreational purposes is strictly prohibited within the city.
Purchasing recreational marijuana is illegal in Canton as per Ohio laws. However, you can purchase medical marijuana from licensed dispensaries in the city by visiting their addresses during operation hours. You can quickly find the locations and operating hours of medical marijuana dispensaries in Canton through an online search. To initiate your search, enter "marijuana dispensaries near me" into any popular search engine.
When visiting medical marijuana dispensaries, go with your valid Ohio medical marijuana identification card and another active government-issued ID card. Acceptable IDs include an unexpired Ohio driver’s license and an unexpired Ohio identification card issued by the Ohio bureau of motor vehicles (BMV). Cash or a debit card may be used to complete your purchase.
One gram of high-quality cannabis flower in Canton costs between $8 and $12.
Some of the most popular strains in Canton are:
Super Lemon Haze
No. Smoking cannabis is prohibited in all public areas in the City of Canton.
Recreational weed possession of any quantity is prohibited. However, a patient and the patient's caregiver may altogether purchase no less than a whole day unit at a single time from a licensed dispensary. A whole day unit equals:
295 milligrams of ointment, lotion, cream, and patch for transdermal application
2.83 grams of cannabis plant material
110 milligrams of THC in pill, tincture, edible, or oil for oral administration
590 milligrams of THC oil for vaporization
A patient and the patient's caregiver may buy no more than a 90-day supply per the two-45-day fill periods established in Rule 3796:7-2-04 of the Ohio Administrative Code. Ninety whole day units, aggregated across forms purchased equals:
9 ounces of cannabis plant material
26.55 grams of THC lotion, cream, or ointment, and patch for transdermal administration, lotion, cream, or ointment
9.9 grams of THC oil, tincture, capsule, or edible for oral administration
53.1 grams of THC oil for vaporization
You may take medical cannabis from one Ohio location to the other if transported securely. However, shipping cannabis across state lines is illegal.
Yes, you can order cannabis online in Canton. Both Canton-licensed medical marijuana dispensaries and approved medical cannabis dispensaries in other Ohio locations may sell cannabis online to authorized patients in Canton. However, with cannabis delivery illegal, buyers must visit the retailers’ locations to pick up their orders.
There are no 24-hour dispensaries in the City of Canton.
Canton dispensaries are only open to registered medical cannabis patients who are Ohio residents.
You need an Ohio medical marijuana ID card and an active government-issued ID to buy medical cannabis in the city.
The Botanist and Zenleaf are the only cannabis dispensaries in the City of Canton.
With only registered Ohio patients permitted to purchase medical cannabis in accordance with state laws, Canton dispensaries scan customers' IDs in compliance with this regulation.
There are two licensed medical cannabis dispensaries in the city.
Canton medical cannabis dispensaries do not take credit cards. Transactions are usually completed by debit cards or cash.
You may visit multiple Canton dispensaries in one day. Note that regardless of how many retailers you visit, purchases are monitored in compliance with state regulations.
No. Cannabis dispensaries in Canton do not take health insurance.
Yes. Canton medical marijuana dispensaries use a state-approved application or software to monitor weed purchases.
At 18, and with a valid Ohio medical marijuana card and a government-issued ID card, you can visit Canton dispensaries.
Cannabis activities in Canton and other Ohio locations are overseen by the Ohio Department of Commerce and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The Ohio Department of Commerce is responsible for establishing rules and regulations for licensing and regulating cultivators, processors, and testing laboratories for medical marijuana. Meanwhile, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy is responsible for issuing licenses for medical cannabis dispensaries and maintaining the Ohio medical cannabis patient and caregiver registry. To get in touch with the ODC, call (614) 466-3636 or visit:
77 S High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
To reach the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, call (614) 466-4143 or visit:
77 S High Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-6126
To report illegal cannabis activities in Canton, contact the Canton Police Department, the Ohio Department of Commerce, or the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.