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House Bill 523 legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes goes into effect starting Thursday, Sept. 8, but patients will have a difficult time legally obtaining it for several months — or even years.

Ohio patients will legally be able to use medical marijuana on Sept. 8 but they won’t be able to buy it in Ohio and it’s unclear how exactly they will obtain it.


According to the Ohio State Medical Association, doctors still need to take part in a certification process for recommending the drug, but are awaiting instructions from the State Medical Marijuana Use Board.

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