Ohio Medical Marijuana Laws
Ohio Department of Health
Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program
The Medical Marijuana registry in Ohio is an electronic, online database for the registration of qualified medical marijuana patients and certified MMJ physicians. To be able to legally obtain and use medical marijuana, you must be added to this registry. There are a few steps to obtaining a medicinal marijuana card. The first step is to set up an appointment with a certified marijuana doctor. A physician who wishes to recommend medical marijuana in Ohio must have an active Certificate to Recommend (CTR) from the State Medical Board of Ohio. If your current physician does not have this certification, you may look for a medical marijuana recommending doctor on the National Medical Marijuana platform. Most MMJ physicians provide MJ telemedicine, so if interested, check with your selected doctor to see if that is an option. At your appointment, you must provide documentation of your medical condition for which you’re seeking medical marijuana treatment. You may want to provide this documentation before your appointment, but you may also take the medical documentation with you to your appointment. If you don’t provide this documentation to the doctor, she or he will not be able to evaluate you or recommend medical marijuana treatment. After a doctor recommends you for medical marijuana, you must apply to the Ohio Marijuana program and be approved for an MJ identification card.
Due to COVID-19, telemedicine is allowed in Ohio. If interested in telemedicine, contact your MMJ doctor to determine if this is a possibility.
Not yet specified. Cannabis-specific products may be dispensed as oils, tinctures, edibles, patches, or as herbal material
No, but provisions in the law provide limited legal protections for qualifying patients who acquire cannabis from out-of-state sources prior to the operation of state-licensed dispensaries.
Once certified by a marijuana doctor, MJ patients who are certified must apply to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program to obtain a registry identification card. It’s important to note certified marijuana patients may designate caregivers who may obtain and possess marijuana treatment products. Caregivers must go through the steps to confirm eligibility before being able to purchase medical marijuana on behalf of the patient. A registration fee will apply. After submitting the registration fee, a caregiver’s card will be pending until there is an eligibility review. Caregivers must be linked to a patient. Doctors certified to recommend medical marijuana are the only ones that can link caregivers to patients. The caregiver eligibility check can take up to seven business days. Once issued a medical marijuana card, you’ll want to look for a medical marijuana dispensary near you which can be done by using the National Medical Marijuana Card Services platform.
Find a licensed marijuana doctor nearby to get your recommendation for a medical marijuana card.Marijuana Doctors
Medicinal marijuana and low-THC cannabis are available in Ohio for qualified patients. Legal marijuana products can include vape products, flower, capsules, tinctures, THC edibles and CBD oil, to name a few. Each state has different regulations in terms of what medical marijuana treatment products are allowed.
Find Ohio Medical Marijuana Use registry information. This includes general FAQs, approved medical conditions, steps to take to participate in the Ohio MJ program as a patient, and marijuana card renewal information.Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program