To qualify for a medical marijuana card in Ohio, you first need a marijuana recommendation. And, you can only get a recommendation if you’ve been diagnosed with at least one of the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Ohio listed below:
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Crohn’s disease (IBD)
- Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
- Parkinson’s disease
- Positive status for HIV
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sickle cell anemia
- Spinal cord disease or injury
- Tourette syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis (IBD)
Ohio Medical Marijuana Program
Obtaining medical marijuana through Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program involves three simple steps:
- Get a recommendation for medical marijuana by a certified Ohio medical marijuana doctor who will create your patient profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
- Complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry. This step will involve paying the $50 annual fee for patients, or $25 for caregivers. However, patients who qualify for indigent or veteran status may be eligible for fee reductions.
- After approval, qualifying patients should receive their Ohio medical card within 30 days. Afterward, patients can buy medical marijuana from an Ohio dispensary with a certificate of operation from the Board of Pharmacy.
Learn more on how to get a medical card in Ohio.
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Ohio Medical Card Qualifications:
- All patients must be 18 (eighteen) years or older to qualify for the Ohio medical marijuana card. But, qualifying patients younger than 18 may enroll as a minor for the medical marijuana program if a caregiver applies on their behalf.
- All applicants must be residents of Ohio.
- Most importantly, qualifying patients must be diagnosed with at least one of the qualifying conditions for a medical card in Ohio. Additionally, patients must have a recommendation from a Certified-To-Recommend (CTR) doctor in Ohio verifying their diagnosis.
What documents do I need to submit?
All patients must upload the following documents during the registration process:
- A clear, colored, full-face photograph submitted in digital format.
- A physician diagnosis less than 90 days old from the day of application submission.
- Proof of identity. For instance, Ohio driver’s license, any other state-issued ID issued by the Ohio bureau of motor vehicles (BMV), or a valid United States Passport.
- Proof of residency. For example, an Ohio voter ID.
Where can I buy medical weed and cannabis products in Ohio?
You can buy medical cannabis from any dispensary in Ohio certified by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, as soon as you have your medical marijuana card.
Also, all patients should remember:
- The maximum amount of medical cannabis that you can purchase at a dispensary can’t exceed a 90-day supply. Your marijuana doctor will determine your 90-supply based on their evaluation of your needs.
- Patients must always take their Ohio medical marijuana card and another form of photo ID with them to the marijuana dispensary.
- For Minor Patients: Caregiver or guardian supervision is essential when buying medical cannabis at an Ohio dispensary. Similarly ,designated caregivers to adult patients must carry caregiver proof of ID.
Contact the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program
State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy
Phone: 1-833-4OH-MMCP (1-833-464-6627) (Toll-free helpline)