How to Qualify For Medical Marijuana in Ohio

With overwhelming evidence demonstrating the potential of medical marijuana to improve the quality of life for Ohio residents, state lawmakers passed House Bill 523 in the summer of 2016. The passage of this law legalized medical marijuana throughout the state of Ohio and established the rules governing the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. My Marijuana Card can help you get approved at any of our marijuana doctor clinic locations throughout Ohio. We also offer telemedicine for medical marijuana evaluations, which means you can get approved easily from the comfort of your own home. Get your My Marijuana card quickly and easily! Schedule same-day! With telemedicine, you can see and speak to a certified medical marijuana physician using your smartphone, computer, or tablet.

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Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program

Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensaries / Law Information: As per House Bill No. 523, effective September 8, 2016, the state of Ohio authorizes the use of medical marijuana for patients with qualifying conditions and establishes the Medical Marijuana Control Program. These qualified Patients, once after obtaining their Ohio Medical Marijuana Card, may possess no more than a 90-day supply of medical marijuana, equal to eight ounces of marijuana or marijuana products with the equivalent amount of THC.

Do I Qualify for a Ohio

Medical Marijuana Card?

The Ohio Medical Board has approved the use of medical marijuana for the treatment and relief of symptoms associated with a wide variety of conditions and ailments. In total, there are currently 22 conditions eligible for medical marijuana treatment, but there is a chance that new conditions will be added in the future. Every year there is a petition deadline to request the addition of new qualifying diseases.

  • AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Glaucoma
  • Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
  • Cachexia, Wasting Syndrome
  • HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus)
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Cancer
  • Hepatitis C
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Chronic Pain
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Parkinson’s Disease

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How to Qualify for an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

Before visiting a medical marijuana dispensary in Ohio, you must fulfill the following qualifications:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
    • Patients under 18 years of age must have parental consent
  • Have a current diagnosis of a qualifying condition (see below)
  • Hold an official written certification from a physician
  • Be an Ohio resident with proof of residency (Valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID card

Get Approved for Medical Marijuana in Ohio Through Telemedicine

You can get approved for medical marijuana treatment from the comfort and safety of your own home! Meet with an Ohio marijuana doctor through telemedicine, and get approved today. The process is quick and easy. Our telemedicine platform allows you to meet with the doctor on your smartphone, computer, or tablet. We provide same-day registration for telemedicine appointments, so you can access dispensaries right away.

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What Is the Process To Be Approved

for an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?

If you live with a qualifying condition or think you have one of the conditions listed above, you will need to make an appointment with a certified medical marijuana doctor to obtain your Ohio medical marijuana card. At the appointment, you and the doctor will discuss your medical condition (s) and your treatment history. It is very important that you obtain medical records prior to your visit that support your qualifying condition. Not sure which documents to use or how to get them? Check out our guide to obtaining medical records or give us a call and we will help walk you through the process.

Assuming the doctor is able to confirm your qualifying condition, you will then be registered with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy and the doctor will enter your recommendation after your appointment. You will receive an email from a “no-reply” email address where you submit the $ 50 registration fee to the Pharmacy Board. After your submission, you will create an account in the Patient Registry and be able to download your official Ohio Medical Marijuana Card!

What Is an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?

An Ohio Medical Marijuana Card is simply a patient ID card issued by the State Board of Pharmacy once you are registered as a patient for medical marijuana in Ohio. With your card in hand, you’ll enjoy all of the legal rights and benefits afforded to patients under the state’s medical marijuana laws. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Card provides you with the following benefits:

Ohio Marijuana Dispensary Access

With your Ohio Medical Marijuana Card in hand, you’ll be able to access all 57 statewide marijuana dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries will carry many forms of medical marijuana in varying strengths and potencies. You will be able to purchase products such as tinctures, oils, creams, dried flowers and plant material for vaporizers and edibles.

Legal Protection With Your Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

With your Ohio Marijuana Card, you can easily prove to law enforcement agencies that you are registered with the Medical Marijuana Control Program in Ohio and can own, transport and consume medical marijuana products.

Access To Other State Medical Marijuana Programs (Reciprocity)

In the near future, you might be able to use your Ohio medical marijuana card in other states that have their own medical marijuana programs. This will depend on the Board of Pharmacy’s ability to establish reciprocity agreements with other states. In that case, out-of-state dispensaries would accept Ohio patients, and Ohio dispensaries would accept out-of-state patients. There should be more news about whether an agreement like this is put in place soon. We, at My Marijuana Card will keep you posted!

Frequently Asked Questions

The Ohio Medical Board has approved 22 qualifying conditions that will allow patients in Ohio to access medical marijuana. You can take a look at the full list of qualifying conditions for the use of medical marijuana above.

Ohio Medical Marijuana Cards are valid for one year, after which you will have to reapply for a new card in the state of Ohio.

No, Ohio Law forbids the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and licensed dispensaries from releasing your personal information.

Not necessarily, if you are unsure of your eligibility for an Ohio medical marijuana card. Please don’t hesitate to give our office a call and speak to one of our staff members who will be able to help you determine if you are eligible. If you feel your medical condition should be considered a qualifying condition for the use of medical marijuana, you can petition the state of Ohio here.

An Ohio Medical Marijuana Card is used to demonstrate that your name has been added to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry by a certified physician. With this card, you can:
1. Buy marijuana from dispensaries.
2. Possess marijuana in the State of Ohio with the medical marijuana card on your person.
3. Consume marijuana in the State of Ohio with the medical marijuana card on your person.

A patient may possess up to a 90-day supply of medical marijuana with an Ohio medical marijuana card.

To obtain your Ohio medical marijuana card, you need to have an Ohio certified medical marijuana doctor confirm that you suffer from a qualifying condition by Ohio state law, and recommend medical marijuana as your appropriate course of treatment. Our staff at My Marijuana Card is here to simplify the process, connecting you with Ohio certified doctors and filing all the necessary paperwork in order for you to obtain your medical marijuana card.

As the doctor is the only person who can determine if a patient qualifies for a medical marijuana card in the state of Ohio, ​we can not guarantee approval for everyone. We recommend that you provide as much information as possible at your appointment, such as a copy of your medical records, your current medical conditions, and past treatments, in order to provide the doctor with enough background to make the proper diagnosis.

We cannot guarantee approval of your medical marijuana card, a certified medical marijuana doctor must make a determination whether or not an individual patient will receive a recommendation for medical marijuana following an examination. However, in the event, one of our state of Ohio certified doctors determines you are unqualified for a medical marijuana card, the entire cost of an appointment will be WAIVED.

Many Ohio doctors charge over $500 for an initial examination to obtain an Ohio medical marijuana card. Beyond an initial examination, many of these doctors charge patients an additional $125 dollars every 3 months for follow-up visits. Here at My Marijuana Card we feel that if your condition qualifies to be treated with medical marijuana, cost should not prevent you from obtaining the care you deserve. As such, we pride ourselves on having some of the lowest prices in the state of Ohio, and offer a veterans discounts and a referral discounts to those who recommend us to future customers. Thus after the your initial appointment, all required follow-ups are free for the 12 months that your card is valid.