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2022 Update on How To Get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

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Ohio’s medicinal marijuana program went live in January 2019. You may be eligible for an MMJ card if you have a qualifying medical condition. It is obtained by meeting certain requirements. House Bill 523, which legalized medical marijuana in Ohio, was enacted in 2016. See our revised 2022 guide to obtaining your medical marijuana card in Ohio for more details.

HOW DO I GET MY OHIO MMJ CARD IN 2022?

Before applying, please be sure you have a valid ID:

  • Ohio driver’s license
  • Ohio ID card issued by the bureau of motor vehicles (BMV)
  • United States passport

How to apply for a medicinal marijuana card in Ohio:

Step 1 – See Your Certified Physician

Getting an Ohio medical marijuana card online is a quick and straightforward process. The first step is to contact My Marijuana Cards and arrange a telemedicine consultation with  one of our registered Ohio physician. It will only take 5–10 minutes to complete the consultation. Following their recommendation for medical marijuana, our recommending physician or a physician delegate will submit the caregiver and patient’s names to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver register.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFYING CONDITIONS FOR A MEDICAL CARD IN OHIO IN 2022?

If you have any of the following medical conditions, you may be eligible for an Ohio medical marijuana card:

  • Arthritis
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Chronic pain (severe/intractable), including but not limited to chronic migraines and complex regional pain syndrome
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Spasticity
  • Terminal illness

Many individuals who suffer from the problems of these conditions believe that having the right amount of medicinal marijuana improves their life. Medical marijuana has the potential to restore people’s vigor and capacity to enjoy stepping out in the fresh air while remaining calm, safe, and serene.

Step 2 – Ohio Qualifying Condition Verification & Account Set Up

After confirming your eligibility for MMJ therapy, the doctor will sign an Ohio Medical Marijuana certification form and send it to you within two business days. You’ll then need to log into the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program application page and complete your registration. 

Step 3 – MMJ Approval 

You will be sent the state Registry Card (Medical Marijuana Card) if you are authorized. You will need to activate it using the link in your email. Then, for the health site, you must establish your own password. After you pay the state card cost, you will get your Ohio MMJ card through email. Please keep in mind that the state, not My Marijuana Cards, will be contacting you.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Prices

A $50 fee is levied by the Board of Pharmacy. The cost is $25. In Ohio, patients on SSI or SSDI and veterans may be eligible for a $25 MMJ card. Typically, a consultation costs roughly $200.

Step 4 –Dispensary Time!

Once accepted, you will be able to print your Ohio patient certificate and legally buy MMJ from Ohio dispensaries.

You must also present one of the kinds of ID indicated above. It will be returned if it is not complete. You are then added to the Ohio MMCP Registry. Your MMJ card should arrive in two weeks. If you have any questions, please contact the MMCP directly at:

Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program
77 South High Street, 17th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 466-4143

HOW MANY MMJ DISPENSARIES ARE IN OHIO?

Initially, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy imposed a maximum of 57 medicinal marijuana stores in the state. However, in April 2021, they awarded another 73 dispensary licenses, bringing the total number of medical marijuana shops in Ohio to 130.

WHAT MMJ PRODUCTS ARE AVAILABLE IN OHIO?

Ohio dispensaries sell the following medicinal marijuana products:

  • Marijuana flower
  • Tinctures
  • Topicals such as transdermal patches

How Does a Caregiver Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card? Can a Minor Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio?

Some patients may be qualified for an MMJ Card but cannot apply. For example, suppose the patient is under the age of 18 or requires help in obtaining medicinal cannabis. In that case, a caregiver may be designated to complete the procedure on their behalf.

Individuals aged 21 and above are permitted to care for no more than two medicinal marijuana patients. Each patient is allowed to have up to two carers.

Renewing an Ohio MMJ Card

MMJ cards in Ohio are valid for one year. The Ohio MMJ registration date, on the other hand, is always the final day of the month. You may purchase four 90-day supply (or eight 45-day supplies) before you need to reorder. To continue using medicinal marijuana, you must renew your card before it expires. To do so, go to the Ohio Patient & Caregiver Registry and log in using your MMJ card login information.

You may renew your card up to 90 days before it expires, but it is best to start as soon as possible. Before renewing, you must get MMJ certification from a doctor. Once you’ve received the revised recommendation, go to the Registry and renew your card. After that, the Registry will take you to your profile page. A new picture of your MMJ card will be shown, along with the corrected expiry date. My Marijuana Cards, for example, offers to make the renewal process as easy as possible. You can visit a doctor online,get renewed  certified, and get your card, all without leaving your home! Renew your Ohio medical marijuana card this us today!

If a patient registration is not renewed, it is automatically suspended. Then you’ll have to start from scratch.