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Qualifying for a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio

Once you have registered and been approved, you will be sent a medical card. Once you have this, you can start shopping for your medicine from a licensed dispensary.

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  1. Register and speak to an Ohio licensed physician.

  2. Get approved and receive your doctor's certificate in minutes.

  3. Submit your application on the State website.

  4. Download your certificate and shop at any Ohio licensed dispensary.

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Qualifying Conditions

Common conditions cannabis recommended for include

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • ALS
  • Cancer
  • Chronic, Severe or Intractable Pain
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBDs)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Parkinson's Disease (PD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
  • Tourette's Syndrome (TS)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?
  1. Patients must be evaluated by a certified physician to establish a patient-physician relationship and be diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition. If the patient is diagnosed with a qualifying condition, the physician will enter the patient onto Ohio's medical marijuana registry.
  2. Patients must then submit an Application for the Patient & Caregiver Registry Card (Medical Marijuana Card). Caregivers, if needed, must also apply for a Registry Card.
    Application Fees are $50.00 for Patients & $25.00 For Caregivers.
    Patients who qualify for indigent or veteran status may be eligible for fee reductions.
  3. If the patient is approved, they will be emailed their Registry Card (Medical Marijuana Card) and will have to activate it via their email, which will contain a link to the registry. The user will need to then create their own password for the health portal. Click here to see more.

 

How Do I Renew My Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?
  1. Register and speak to an Ohio licensed physician.
  2. Get approved and receive your doctor's certificate in minutes.
  3. Submit your renewal application on the State website.
  4. Download your card and shop at any Ohio licensed dispensary.

Renewals cost $149

How old do I have to be in order to get an Ohio MMJ Card?

You must be aged 18 years-old or over in order to qualify for an Ohio MMJ card and physician's cannabis certificate. Caregivers must be aged 21 or over, and must make an application of their own and be listed on the patient’s application form.

What conditions qualify for medical cannabis in Ohio?

The following conditions may qualify a person for medical cannabis in Ohio:

Alzheimer’s Disease
Amyotrophic  Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) aka Lou Gehrig’s disease
Cancer
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
Crohn’s Disease
Epilepsy
Fibromyalgia
Glaucoma
Hepatitis C
HIV/AIDS
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Chronic, Severe or Intractable pain
Multiple Sclerosis
Parkinson’s Disease
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sickle Cell Anemia
Spinal Cord Disease, or Injury
Tourette’s Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ulcerative Colitis

What documentation do I need for an Ohio MMJ Certificate?

Patients must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older.

Patients must have a valid Ohio Identification Card or a valid United States Passport to prove their age. Out-of-state applications can be made.

Patients must be evaluated, in-person, by a certified physician.

Patients must be diagnosed with a Qualifying Medical Condition.

Patient must provide medical records proving their condition.

Patient will need a passport-style and sized photograph.

If the patient is diagnosed with a qualifying condition, the physician will enter the patient onto the registry.

Patients must then submit an Application for the Patient & Caregiver Registry Card (Medical Marijuana Card). Once the card is received by the patient, the patient must activate it.

How much does an Ohio medical marijuana certificate cost?

It costs $50 for the application form, payable to the state. $25 for the Caregiver application form. The cost of the physician's appointment is from $149, subject to change. The cost of the physician's consultation is separate from the application fee. You are only billed if approved.

How much medical cannabis can an Ohio patient possess?

Patients and caregivers are permitted by law to possess up to a 90-day supply of medical marijuana, to be determined by the physician. Per state law, a patient who purchases a 30-day supply from their first dispensary trip would be limited to no more than a 60-day supply of medical marijuana until 90 days after the initial purchase.

Smoking is not an approved method of delivery, as per HB 523. As per Ohio’s medical marijuana law, “Only the following forms of medical marijuana may be dispensed under this chapter: oils, tinctures, plant material, patches”.

How long does it take to get an Ohio MMJ Card?

You will receive your Ohio MMJ card via email as soon as you pay the state card fee.

How do I become an Ohio medical marijuana Caregiver?

Registry Identification Cards: All patients and caregivers wishing to obtain medical marijuana must receive a state-issued medical marijuana patient ID card.
Caregiver Eligibility: Individuals 21 and older can serve as a caregiver for no more than two medical marijuana patients. Each patient can have up to two caregivers.
Patient and Caregiver Registration: The recommending physician, or a physician delegate, must submit the caregiver and patient's name to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry following their recommendation for medical marijuana.
Registration Fees: The annual registration fee for a patient is $50. The registration fee for caregivers is $25. Veterans receive a 50% discount on this registration fee.
Minors: Patients under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or legal representative serve as their caregiver.

Is telehealth available in Ohio?

Telehealth/telemedicine is available in Ohio. However, relationship must first be established between patient and physician in-person in order to qualify for an Ohio medical marijuana card and physician's cannabis certificate.

Does Ohio have medical cannabis reciprocity?

Ohio has not made any rules regarding medical cannabis reciprocity clear. Ohio has only recently developed its medical cannabis program, and dispensaries have been operational only over the past year.

Brief History of Ohio Medical Marijuana Laws

2016 - Governor John Kasich signs House Bill 523 (HB 523), allowing for the use of marijuana for medical reasons. HB 523 allows for a patient to carry a 90-day supply of cannabis. Smoking cannabis is not approved, and only oils, patches, herbal material and tinctures are approved methods.

No possession limits determined as of yet for medical marijuana patients.

Home cultivation is prohibited.

Some legal protections for qualifying patients who acquire cannabis from out-of-state sources prior to the operation of state-licensed dispensaries.

For those without a medical marijuana card and recommendation, cannabis is decriminalized in Ohio to a certain extent. Possession of less than 100 g  (5 g solid hashish or 1 g liquid concentrate) doesn’t bring any charges, is a misdemeanor and has a maximum fine of $150. Possession of more than 100 g is a misdemeanor, but may bring with it up to 30 days’ jail time and/or a $250 fine. Possessing any more than 200 g is a felony.

Gifting someone cannabis 20 g or less is a misdemeanor with a $150 fine. A second offense may bring 60 days in jail and a $500 fine.

Selling any amount of cannabis is a felony. Previous convictions of drug offenses bring harsher punishments, as does selling or possessing to a minor or anywhere near school grounds.

Cultivation is seen as possession, although may be used as evidence of intention to distribute, depending upon how much yield and how many plants the offender has.

Possession of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor and can bring with it a $150 fine.

Sale of paraphernalia brings a maximum fine of up to $750.

Any drug conviction, including possession/sale of paraphernalia, may result in a driving license suspension of between 6 months and 5 years.