What Are The Requirements To Apply For A Medical Card In Ohio?
Obtaining medical marijuana through Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program involves three steps:
1) Visit a certified physician who can confirm that you have one of the medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana and have the physician create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
2) Confirm and complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
3) Purchase medical marijuana from an Ohio dispensary with a certificate of operation from the Board of Pharmacy.
What Are The Qualifying Conditions To Get A Medical Card in Ohio
By law, patients with one of the following medical conditions may currently participate in Ohio’s medical marijuana program:
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
• Cachexia [added by Medical Board on 7/8/2020]
• Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
• Crohn’s disease
• Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
• Hepatitis C
• Inflammatory bowel disease
• Multiple sclerosis
• Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
• Parkinson’s disease
• Positive status for HIV
• Post-traumatic stress disorder
• Sickle cell anemia
• Spinal cord disease or injury
• Tourette syndrome
• Traumatic brain injury
• Ulcerative colitis
What If I Don't Have a Diagnosis On The List?
Book an appointment with the information you have an let's figure it out together. Many more people qualify than believe they do and with a free initial consultation, there's no risk to you in trying. Simply book an appointment or give us a call.
How Much Does the Process Cost?
1) Physician Appointment Fee – due at the time of the online video chat with the physician.
If you qualify for a medical card we charge $199 (for all patients). If you don't qualify you don't pay anything.
2) Ohio Department of Health Application Fee – $50 for patients and $25 for caregivers. Patients who qualify for indigent or veteran status may be eligible for fee reductions