No. In Ohio, possession of less than 100 grams of marijuana has been decriminalized, meaning that a conviction for possession of marijuana does not result in a criminal record.
So, if someone asks if you have ever been convicted of a crime, you can legally tell them “no”. However, possession of marijuana carries up to a $150 fine and a mandatory 6-month license suspension, so there are serious consequences to getting caught with marijuana in the state of Ohio.
If you or someone you know have questions regarding Ohio’s drug and alcohol laws, feel free to call the Dayton Area Criminal Attorneys with Mulligan & Associates at 937-228-9790 for answers to any of your questions.