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Common conditions cannabis recommended for include
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Chronic, Severe or Intractable Pain
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
- Crohn's Disease
- Hepatitis C
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
Medical marijuana certificate on its own = $199 at Leafwell.co
State application fee = $50 for patients & $25 for caregivers. Patients who qualify for indigent or veteran status may be eligible for fee reductions.
Renewal fee = $149
In Ohio, the following conditions may qualify you for a medical marijuana certificate and card:
Chronic, Severe or Intractable Pain
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
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)
Telemedicine for medical cannabis is legal in Ohio. Therefore Leafwell’s services are accessible via telehealth in Ohio.
There are three simple steps to seeing a Leafwell provider in Ohio to obtain your medical marijuana card:
1. Create a Leafwell account using a valid email address and choosing a password. You’ll then be asked to complete a brief questionnaire of personal and health information and to either take or upload a photograph of identification (Leafwell is required by law to verify your identity). You will need a smartphone, computer, or tablet with a reliable internet connection and a working camera to be seen by a Leafwell provider.
2. Next, you will be taken to the virtual waiting room where you’ll be connected Leafwell provider for a video chat (i.e., a virtual doctor’s visit). (You will receive a text message to your cell phone when the provider is ready to see you.) During the video chat, the provider will assess your health situation to determine if you qualify for a medical marijuana certification.
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. If you are approved for a medical marijuana card, you’ll be sent a copy of your certificate letter via email.
Leafwell requires the following documents for your online visit:
– Photo ID (e.g., driver’s permit/license, state ID, or U.S. passport)
– Proof of address (e.g., utility bill, mortgage, rental lease, bank statement)
– Medical records (e.g. patient history, doctor’s notes, prescription information/history, imaging/scan results)
You must be at least 18 years of age in order to apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio. Caregivers must be 21 years of age.
In Ohio, you can get a medical marijuana card for a minor with parental/guardian consent. Medical marijuana has been proven to be effective for many conditions suffered by children.
The Leafwell providers understand this and frequently work with parents to help them get their children the medical care they need.
Yes, medical marijuana patients in Ohio can have a 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.
Due to the new temporary guidelines set by the Board of Pharmacy due to COVID-19, caregivers can now submit their own Caregiver Registration application directly to the state board as well. However, this option is only available to patients who are already active in the registry.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.
To apply as a caregiver, follow this process:
- Have an online medical marijuana evaluation with a licensed physician at Leafwell.
- 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.
- The doctor sends off this recommendation to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, who contacts the patient and caregiver to collect their registration fees.
- After this point, patients and caregivers have access to every Ohio medical marijuana dispensary.
Yes, Leafwell can help you renew your medical marijuana certificate and card. If you’re a returning patient, all your information is stored in our HIPAA-compliant platform, and the process is quick and easy.
If you are not already a Leafwell patient, click here to create an account and complete your renewal.
Ohio medical marijuana certificates are valid for one year. When you use Leafwell to obtain your certificate, we’ll send you a reminder email one month before your card is due to expire to make sure you have plenty of time to submit your renewal application.
In Ohio, patients and caregivers can possess the following amounts with a valid MMJ Card:
– 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. However, medical patients can buy oils, tinctures, plant material and patches.
If you have a medical marijuana card, you can buy cannabis in Ohio at a licensed dispensary or use a licensed delivery service.
Some states accept out-of-state Medical Marijuana Cards. This is called reciprocity. There is no information on Ohio’s medical marijuana reciprocity laws.
The following states accept out-of-state medical cannabis cards:
– Alaska ^
– Arkansas *
– California ^
– Colorado ^
– Hawaii *
– Oklahoma *
– Oregon ^
– Puerto Rico
– Washington ^
– Washington D.C.
States marked with * require visitors to complete a visiting patient application for the duration of their stay.
States marked with ^ have adult use programs but do not accept out of state cards.
Yes, you will be put onto a state registry of medical marijuana patients. However, this is not accessible to members of the public.
Here is an overview of the medical marijuana laws in Ohio:
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.
Yes, we do. All of the doctors who work with Leafwell are licensed physicians within Ohio and experienced medical marijuana doctors.
We’re committed to working with physicians who understand the value of medical cannabis and can help people interested in trying medical marijuana and providing medical support and guidance.
No, you cannot cultivate marijuana in Ohio even if you have an MMJ Card.
Leafwell does have physical locations. These can be kiosks that provide you access to a computer or tablet so you can speak to a qualified medical marijuana doctor online. On occasion, they are fully-functioning doctor’s clinics. However, as our partners in such locations have different opening hours – especially during these COVID-19 times – in-person meetings and services may not be available. The easiest, safest and simplest way to get certified for medical cannabis and undergo a medical marijuana evaluation is to speak to one of our physicians online. You can do so from anywhere in Ohio, and we are open 7 days a week, 7 am to 7 pm.
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