How to Get Medical Marijuana in Ohio
Getting an Ohio medical marijuana card through an online application is a much easier process than you might think. Follow along to our step-by-step guidelines below and you will become a registered medical marijuana patient in no time.
By using our services, you can easily book an online consultation with a licensed doctor. All of us here at QuickMedCards care most of all about one thing: “Putting Patients Before Profit”. This mantra is precisely what motivates us to offer the fastest service at the lowest possible price in-state!
Speak with our licensed doctor
Register with us and we will help you get started today. All of our Ohio medical card doctors are licensed in-state to legally certify patients for MMJ.
Once you get a recommendation from our doctor, you will receive your Signed Certification available for instant PDF download.
Receive your Medical Marijuana Card
With your OH physician license verification, you’ll be ready to submit your application to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program (OMMCP).
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What You Receive
1 Year MMJ Recommendation
24/7 Dispensary Verification
Instant PDF Download
Includes State Paperwork Fee
Our prices include the State Paperwork Fee that other providers usually charge for separately. Other fees that a patient must pay directly to the government must be paid by the patient.
Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP)
Do you qualify for a medical marijuana card in Ohio?
Want to learn more about the how and why of Ohio medical marijuana telemedicine?
Before getting started, note that there are a few requirements for OH patients. Therefore, make sure that you take a quick look below at the Medical Marijuana Program rules and the Ohio Medical Marijuana Conditions List.
These guidelines will help you find out if you are eligible to take part in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP).
Are you looking for OMMCP doctors who are accepting new patients?
It’s important to know that only patients who have been diagnosed with at least one of the medical conditions listed below may qualify for an OH medical marijuana card.
However, if you are already suffering from the described symptoms, you might, naturally, have more questions.
If so, our medical marijuana Ohio doctors can help you figure out if cannabis treatment is the best solution for your health and well-being. And they will do so with kindness, compassion, and most importantly, with a reassuring smile.
We can help you schedule an online or in-person appointment with one of our licensed Ohio medical marijuana doctors today.
Ohio - Qualifying Conditions
Consider opening up the discussion about medical marijuana with one of our healthcare practitioners if you are currently suffering from one or more of the qualifying conditions:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder (PTSD)
- Pain (chronic or severe)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
Program Requirements & Patient Eligibility
All patients must be registered with the Ohio board of pharmacy before they can receive their Medical Marijuana ID Card.
Take note of the following requirements:
- All applicants must be 18 (eighteen) years or older to enroll.
- All applicants must be a resident in the state of Ohio with valid proof of residency.
* Patients younger than eighteen (18) years of age at the time of application must have a designated and registered ‘Approved Caregiver’ applying on their behalf.
* * You are required to have a recommendation from a licensed in-state marijuana physician before you start your application to receive an Ohio medical marijuana card.
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How do I submit my medical marijuana application in Ohio?
Once a certified physician has diagnosed you with any of the disorders listed above, you are considered a qualified patient. You may now begin the application process for your Ohio Medical Marijuana ID Card. Here is the step by step guide:
1. Get Certified
Before applying for your OH MMJ card, you must first get a recommendation from a certified Ohio medical marijuana doctor. You are required to present a valid proof of identity and Ohio residency at your appointment. This is to ensure the doctor can start the patient registration process immediately after you’ve been approved.
There are four simple steps to set up an appointment:
- Hit the Sign Up Button and fill out our Patient Questionnaire form, then click Next.
- Upload a photo of your state ID or Driving License. Then enter the email and password you will use for future logins.
- Pick your preferred appointment date and time.
- Submit payment.
* The appointment price does not include any state fees. Instead you must pay any state fees directly to the Government.
2. Register as a patient
After you have been approved by the physician, they will create your patient profile and submit your certification directly to the state portal for you. Once this has been done, you will need to confirm your details and complete the registration process.
You can submit your online application at the OCMMP Patient & Caregiver Registry.
- You must also pay the non-refundable $50 application fee.
- Veteran status or indigent status may qualify you for a 50% fee reduction.
* You must complete your patient registration with the Ohio board of pharmacy within 90 calendar days after receiving your doctor recommendation.
3. Receive Your Medical Marijuana ID
If your application is approved, your Medical Marijuana Patient ID Card sent to you in the mail. It usually arrives within 30 days.
Once you have received your Medical Marijuana ID Card, approved Medical Marijuana products can be purchased legally within the state of Ohio. These may be found at the various certified dispensaries within the state.
What documents do I need to submit?
When you fill out the Adult Patient Application, you need submit the following documents:
- A clear, colored, full-face photograph submitted in digital format.
- Your Physician Diagnosis dated within 90 days of application submission.
- Proof of identity, any of the following:
- Ohio driver’s license number
- Ohio driver’s license or other state-issued identification issued by the Ohio bureau of motor vehicles (BMV).
- Ohio identification card
- U.S. passport or other forms of photo identification issued by the U.S. government including U.S. Passport card.
- Proof of residency, any of the following:
- OH driver’s license
- OH identification card issued by the Ohio BMV
- Ohio-voter identification card
- U.S. passport or other forms of photo identification issued by the U.S. government including U.S. Passport card.
- Please note – Out of state registration ID is NOT accepted.
* Please note proof of identity and proof of residency must both be valid and unexpired.
How to renew your Medical Marijuana card
Please note – Your medical MMJ recommendation is only valid for 1 year. After that time, you will need to be re-evaluated by one of our licensed cannabis doctors.
However, you don’t have to worry about your license expiring. When it’s time to renew your license, You’ll receive an email from the OH state board of pharmacy 45 days before your patient certification and ID card expires.
Important – If you are a caregiver, your Registry ID is only valid for the same period as your patient’s medical MMJ card. When your patient’s card expires, they will need to get a new certification from their doctor. After your patient has successfully renewed their med card, you will need to renew your registry card as well. You need to make sure that you have a valid Registry ID card when buying from a dispensary.
How to Renew:
1. Log in to your OMMCP patient account as a returning user.
Please note – All information must match your Ohio driver’s license or state-issued ID. If you have a change of address card, use that address.
To save any changes you can click ‘Renew my registration.’
2. Receive Verification Email
After you renew your registration online, you’ll get a verification email explaining the next steps.
3. Visit a Medical Marijuana Doctor
If you are a returning QuickMedCards patient, you can book a follow-up appointment to renew your certification.
If this is your first time using QuickMedCards, you need to complete our Patient Questionnaire form first.
4. Receive Your Medical Marijuana ID in the Mail
Once you’re certified by our doctor, your new card will be mailed to you at the address you listed in the patient portal. The new card will have an issue date for the day after your original card expires.
Purchasing Medical Marijuana in Ohio
A dispensary is, by law, a different kind of medical establishment than an ordinary pharmacy. And here is where med cards come in.
Once you have received your Medical Marijuana ID Card, you can purchase medical marijuana products at any certified dispensary in Ohio. Here’s what you should know:
- The maximum amount of medical marijuana that you can purchase at a dispensary cannot be more than a 90-day supply. It is your doctor that will determine your 90-supply based on their evaluation of your needs.
- You will be asked to bring your Ohio mmj ID Card and another form of photo ID when you purchase medical marijuana products.
- For Minor Patients: Caregiver or guardian supervision is necessary when purchasing medical marijuana at a dispensary. Similarly to adult patients, caregiver proof of ID is needed.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get my Ohio medical marijuana card through telemedicine?
Yes. In March 2020, the state Board of Pharmacy voted to suspend the implementation of telemedicine regulations, as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic. Now, physicians with a CTR (certificate to recommend) may use telemedicine to recommend and make renewals for medical marijuana.
If you book an appointment with QuickMedCards you can have your medical marijuana evaluation online. All our doctors have a CTR, of course.
Where is the cheapest place to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio?
QuickMedCards offers the lowest price for an Ohio medical marijuana card certification. Patients only pay $149. Which is the lowest price in the state.
What is the cost of an Ohio medical marijuana card?
Patients pay a consultation fee to get certified by a qualified cannabis doctor in Ohio. This normally costs $180-$200. However, patients that choose QuickMedCards pay only $149.
In addition, patients must pay $50 for their Ohio medical marijuana ID card. Caregivers pay $25.
What forms of medical marijuana are available in Ohio dispensaries?
Cannabis dispensaries in Ohio stock their weed in a variety of forms. For instance, flowers or buds, edibles, pills, capsules, tinctures, oils, and topicals.
Can I buy CBD oil with my medical marijuana card in Ohio?
Yes. To clarify, you do not need to be a medical marijuana patient to buy hemp-extracted CBD in Ohio.
Ohio legalized CBD on 30th July 2019 when Governor Mike Dewine signed Ohio Senate Bill 57 (SB57). As a result, the purchase or sale of hemp or hemp products is legal in Ohio.
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Does shoulder pain qualify me for medical marijuana in Ohio?
No. Shoulder pain is not among the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Ohio. But, if your shoulder pain is chronic or severe, your doctor may recommend cannabis for your treatment.
Can I use my medical marijuana without smoking?
Yes. There are many options for patients who do not prefer to smoke their medicine. For example, pills, edibles, tinctures, concentrates, and oils.
Can medical marijuana patients in OH grow their weed?
No. Qualified patients in Ohio may not cultivate their marijuana.
What do I do after my OH medical marijuana card expires?
Sign up with QuickMedCards to get a renewed recommendation by a certified cannabis doctor in OH to begin your renewal process. Moreover, even patients that used another provider for their initial recommendation may still renew with us.
Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient Community
One of the splendid jewels that the Midwest has on offer, Ohio is just the place to be once you’ve begun your journey into the world of post-treatment R&R. Of its many attractions and curiosities, Ohio offers a mixed bag of serene, expansive fields and buildings that house culture at its finest. Spanning from Cleveland to Columbus, and all the way down to the south, here are some of our patients’ favorite spots:
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Missing the era of good ol’ Elvis? Want an excuse to take a walk by Cleveland’s harbor? Say no more, we have the perfect spot for you. A marvel of musical history, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame includes seven floors brim with musical memorabilia, from guitars to zany outfits, as well as interactive exhibits appealing to fans of all ages. It is a guided walk throughout the decades of the musical genre, featuring the many great artists who have served as icons for their respective time periods.
Stan Hywet Hall & Gardens
Want to go even further back in time? We know just where to take you. This picturesque mansion, and its surrounding 70-acre plot, serve as a staple of the hilly Akron area. The “Story Quarry”, as it would be called in our present day, is a breathtaking portal to the past. Immerse yourself in the culture of the 20th century as you peacefully explore the expansive gardens, pass through the lively Corbin Conservatory, and then end your stroll at the enchanted Carriage house. Return to the present for a soothing cup of tea at the local café.
Sometimes, we just want to go back to a simpler lifestyle. Leaving the hectic routine of the city can be an enlightening experience, especially in the peaceful meadows of the rural Amish County Byway. Starting in Holmes County, take the scenic route and observe the (quite literal) fruits of hard-earned labor. Support your local community by stopping at one of the local farmer’s markets, offering a wide range of fresh produce, locally-made household goods, and much more.