Thanks for the chance to help. I am an attorney with over 12 years experience. Hopefully I can help you with your legal question.
Ohio statute 2925.11 is the section of the OH Code that deals with drug offenses. Under this section of the code, possession of less than 100 grams (less than a 4 ounces) of marihuana is a minor misdemeanor
So that would be, technically, "one step up from a traffic ticket"
But it is also, technically, a misdemeanor. It is a criminal offense...and it will show up on a criminal background check.
So you would want to disclose this conviction.
Now...can you have this conviction expunged?
Yes...you can...IF this was your first and only criminal conviction. OH law allows for expungement of certain convictions, and possession of marihuana would qualify.
II am attaching a pamphlet from the state of OH that covers the process to applyLink text
Let me know if you have more questions...happy to assist if I can