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Benefits of having a Ohio Medical Marijuana Card
A medical marijuana recommendation is required to legally purchase cannabis in Ohio.
Enjoy all-access privilege to marijuana products which required to be tested for safety.
Medical marijuana cardholders are able to purchase up to a 90-day supply.
Once you obtain your medical marijuana card you gain access to all dispensaires in the state.
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How to get your medical marijuana card in Ohio
In order to get a registry identification card (medical marijuana card) through the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program, you must go through the following steps:
- Sign up on FadeMD.com where you will be connected to a fully licensed MD or DO who is in good standing in the state of OH and holds an active certificate to recommend (CTR) issued by the State Medical Board of Ohio. Your FadeMD physician will have to create your profile in the Ohio Patient & Caregiver Registry.
- Obtain your patient certification from your FadeMD medical practitioner. To qualify for medical cannabis and obtain your patient certification, you must have a qualifying condition. Qualifying conditions include: AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, 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, and ulcerative colitis.
- Once a recommending physician has entered a patient or caregiver into the registry, the patient/caregiver will receive an email prompting them to login to their profile in the Patient Registry.
- You will then need to confirm and complete your application in the Ohio Patient and Caregiver Registry and pay your fee.
- You can then purchase medical marijuana from an Ohio dispensary with a certificate of operation from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.
The State of Ohio became the 25th state to legalize medical marijuana after House Bill 523 went into effect on September 8th, 2016. Under The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, patients who certain criteria can be recommended medical marijuana by an licensed Ohio physician who is certified by the State Medical Board. The Ohio State Medical Board oversees the certification of physicians to recommend medical cannabis and also oversee the list of qualifying conditions for which physicians can recommend cannabis.
In order to recommend medical marijuana to patients, a physician must have an active Certificate to Recommend (CTR) from the State Medical Board of Ohio. Only Medical Doctors and Doctors of Osteopathy in good standing with the State Medical Board of Ohio can apply for a CTR.
Medical marijuana for registered patients will be is only available at retail dispensaries that are licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Retail dispensaries carry edibles, lotions, oils, tinctures, creams, plant material and patches, however Ohio prohibits smoking flower as a form of consumption. The State of Ohio also prohibits the cultivation of marijuana for personal use. A registered patient can possess up to a 90 day supply of cannabis. You can find out how to calculate your 90 day supply here. https://www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/90daysupply
Marijuana and Health
Even though research on cannabis is in its early stages, the benefits are numerous. Cannabinoids may be helpful in treating nausuea and vomiting, epilepsy, cancer, loss of appetite and weight loss among many other symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms patients seek marijuana treatment for are:
Frequently Asked Questions
Qualifying conditions are as followed:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
- Crohn’s disease
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
- Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
- Parkinson’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis (MS)
- Positive status for HIV
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sickle cell anemia
- Spinal cord disease or injury
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- How long does my Ohio MMJ certification last?
- Patient and caregiver registrations are valid for one year from the date the state issued the ID. Terminally ill patient registrations last for six months.
Both patient and caregiver registrations are valid for one year. You can renew your medical marijuana recommendation with FadeMD. It is the same quick process and the same price.
This can take up to 30 business days to review an application. Once approved it can take up to 15 days to issue the card.
Ohio allows patients to purchase and use tinctures, edibles, flower, concentrates, oils and pills.