Columbus, OH, Ohio
Smoking tolerance level [1= very illegal 5=virtually legal]: 4.5
Legislation: In the state of Ohio, possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana is punishable only by a civil citation and a $100 fine — you can not be arrested for simple marijuana possession
Ohio recently (2-3 months ago) passed a law which allows officers to administer drug tests during a traffic stop if they “suspect” intoxication. this legislation also created a “prohibitive level” of marijuana in your system making it possible for you to get a dui if youve smoked recently at all. so while i really love columbus, if youre gonna get high there…. walk or take a cab.
Ohio almost decriminalized personal use of reasonable amounts, except “Possession of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 30 days in jail and sale of paraphernalia is punishable by up to 90 days in jail.
For all drug convictions, including minor misdemeanors, the offender’s driver’s license is also suspended for a period of 6 months – 5 years. Professional licenses are also suspended.” source: NORML.com You can read this PDF detailing the serious consequences they add on to the supposedly “minor misdemeanors” http://www.cognitiveliberty.org/pdf/col_sanc_pdfs/state_details_pdfs/OHIO.pdf
“Under Ohio’s law, motorists with detectable levels of THC in the blood above 2 ng/ml or detectable levels of THC-COOH in the urine above 15 ng/ml are guilty of DUID. (Ohio Revised Code Annotated Section 4511.19, Amended by Senate Bill 8)
* If violated, a mandatory jail term of three consecutive days (seventy-two consecutive hours.) The court may sentence an offender to both an intervention program and a jail term. The court may impose a jail term in addition to the three-day mandatory jail term or intervention program. However, in no case shall the cumulative jail term imposed for the offense exceed six months.
* The court may suspend the execution of the three-day jail term under this division if the court, in lieu of that suspended term, places the offender under a community control sanction and requires the offender to attend, for three consecutive days, a drivers’ intervention program.
* License may be suspended from a definite period of six months to three years.”
Law enforcement: If you smoke openly, you’ll get busted. Although Ohio is one of the easiest states on marijuana smokers, this is still America… That being said, it is not unheard of for a nice officer to confiscate your stash (if it’s small enough) and send you “home”. While it’s technically arrestable to possess drug paraphernalia, it is usually dealt with the same way as pot – with a simple ticket.
Where to buy marijuana: High Street (appropriately named) runs through the center of the Ohio State University campus, and has lots of headshops. The campus area usually has sellers walking around (they look like bums), but look out for cops.
There is also good herb to be found in the suburbs, but you’ll need to know someone to find it.
Marijuana prices: Exceptional buds / shitty dealer = $60 an eigth oz Good buds (nugs, dank) = $50 an 1/8 Beasters (seedless mids) = $35 an 1/8 Mids = $20-25 an 1/8
Marijuana brands: Dumpster is a common strain of skunky, crystally nugs. Normally, the strain won’t be known.