Ohio is in between the tug and pull of the country when it comes to cannabis. You have the conservative Midwest then the more liberal cities. So with delta-8 THC, the pressure began settle in that traditional marijuana will eventually be legal country-wide. In 2016, the state was faced with the House Bill 523 that legalized medical marijuana based on specific cases. They have decriminalized it. Any possession with less than 100 grams is punishable by $150.
What does Ohio think of delta 8 THC? It’s legal after the state removed delta-8 from the Controlled Substances List.
AMENDED SUBSTITUTE SENATE BILL NUMBER 57
(3) Hemp, as defined in section 928.01 of the Revised Code.
Ohio Revised Code » Title  IX AGRICULTURE – ANIMALS – FENCES » Chapter 928: Hemp and Hemp Products
(C) “Hemp” means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of that plant, including the seeds thereof and all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, isomers, acids, salts, and salts of isomers, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than three-tenths per cent on a dry weight basis.
(27) Tetrahydrocannabinols (synthetic equivalents of the substances contained in the plant, or in the resinous extractives of Cannabis, sp. and/or synthetic substances, derivatives, and their isomers with similar chemical structure and pharmacological activity such as the following: delta-1-cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers; delta-6-cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and their optical isomers; delta-3,4-cis or trans tetrahydrocannabinol, and its optical isomers. (Since nomenclature of these substances is not internationally standardized, compounds of these structures, regardless of numerical designation of atomic positions, are covered.)), excluding tetrahydrocannabinols found in “hemp” and “hemp products” as those terms are defined in section 928.01 of the Revised Code;