Press Release Ohio Auditor of State

Auditor Yost Statement on Sen. Coley’s Legislation Regarding Medical Marijuana

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Columbus – The following statement may be attributed to Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost regarding legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Coley, R-Cincinnati, on oversight of the state’s medical marijuana program: 

“We appreciate Senator Coley’s leadership on this issue and will work closely with him and his colleagues in the General Assembly to take the steps necessary to ensure Ohioans have confidence in the medical marijuana program. We look forward to reviewing the legislation.”

“Our team of auditors continues to review the processes and controls in place in the Department of Commerce to identify any additional system weaknesses.”


The Auditor of State’s office, one of five independently elected statewide offices in Ohio, is responsible for auditing more than 5,900 state and local government agencies.  Under the direction of Auditor Dave Yost, the office also provides financial services to local governments, investigates and prevents fraud in public agencies and promotes transparency in government.

Beth Gianforcaro
Press Secretary