Past Reports

2021 Survey Report

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Read the third report from the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) which traced the development of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) since the start of legal sales in January 2019 and documented continued dissatisfaction among patients and prospective patients.

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Selected Findings

  • 61.6% of respondents reported being “extremely” or “somewhat dissatisfied” with the OMMCP. This is a slight decrease from 67% in 2019. However, the degree of dissatisfaction decreased significantly. 30.2% reported extreme dissatisfaction in this year’s survey compared with 48% in 2019.
  • Two main reasons cited for not using medical marijuana: cost and a fear of losing employment.
  • 51.5% of respondents with a qualifying condition reported that they currently use marijuana.
  • 84.2% of respondents indicated preference for purchasing marijuana from a legal dispensary if marijuana was made fully legal and product was similarly priced to the unregulated market.
  • 52.8% of people who reported a qualifying condition and to be currently using marijuana have received a doctor’s recommendation under the OMMCP.

The report is also available for download on SSRN.


2020 Survey Report

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Read the second report from the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) which indicated continued dissatisfaction with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP), primarily based on pricing. The report built on a previous, first-of-its-kind survey conducted in 2019 by DEPC and Harm Reduction Ohio.

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Selected Findings

  • 61.6% of respondents reported being “extremely” or “somewhat dissatisfied” with the OMMCP. This is a slight decrease from 67% in 2019. However, the degree of dissatisfaction decreased significantly. 30.2% reported extreme dissatisfaction in this year’s survey compared with 48% in 2019.
  • Two main reasons cited for not using medical marijuana: cost and a fear of losing employment.
  • 51.5% of respondents with a qualifying condition reported that they currently use marijuana.
  • 84.2% of respondents indicated preference for purchasing marijuana from a legal dispensary if marijuana was made fully legal and product was similarly priced to the unregulated market.
  • 52.8% of people who reported a qualifying condition and to be currently using marijuana have received a doctor’s recommendation under the OMMCP.

DEPC revised this report on October 6, 2020 and added an addendum.

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2019 Survey Report

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Read the report from the preliminary 2019 online survey conducted by DEPC and Harm Reduction Ohio.

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