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How to Get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

  • STEP 1:


    Schedule an appointment to see a medical marijuana doctor in Ohio through Veriheal at a time that is most convenient for you. You can provide a basic medical history and book your appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. Please provide medical records applicable to your condition(s). Our cannabis doctors are available at all times during the week.

  • STEP 2:


    Consult with a doctor for 15 minutes to evaluate your ailments, and ask any questions you may have about medical marijuana treatment. After the appointment is complete, the doctor will register you with the state as an approved patient. Once this is done you will be an approved participant for medical marijuana in Ohio.

    Every patient will need to prove Ohio residency for their application to be accepted by the state of OH.

  • STEP 3:


    Once approved, you'll receive an email from the state to complete your application. There is a $50 fee through the state of Ohio to receive your card. The state will then process your application and you'll be able to print your Ohio medical marijuana card within 72 hours. Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

    Each Ohio patient will need to be re-certified annually by a licensed physician. Veriheal will get in touch with you when your certification is approaching its expiration to help you setup a renewal consultation.

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Watch this video to learn more about getting a medical marijuana card in Ohio.

About Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Cannabis is illegal for recreational use in the U.S. state of Ohio, but ownership of up to 100 grams is decriminalized. Legislation was enacted in 2016 to allow a regulated system for the cultivation, sale, and possession of medical marijuana, but the system did not enter into force until 2017.

A law on medical marijuana, House Bill 523, adopted by Gov. John Kasich in 2016 and signed into law. The legislation permitted the use of medical cannabis in the form of edibles, oils, patches and vaporization by patients with 21 conditions, including cancer or chronic pain. Patients and their caregivers are permitted to have a supply of up to 90 days.

What are the qualifying conditions in Ohio?

By Ohio law, medical marijuana can be used to treat 21 qualifying conditions:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • 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
  • Chronic Pain
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

Do I need to register as a patient or caregiver?

All patients with medical marijuana and their caregivers will have to register with the State Pharmacy Board. The card itself is printed online, but it can be laminated at your convenience.

A registration of a patient or caregiver will be valid from the date of issue and will expire one year later, the last day of the month it was given. The patient’s registration expires after six months if the patient is diagnosed as terminally ill.

The State Medical Board of Ohio has now cleared 139 physicians to recommend treatment with marijuana, including doctors in Beavercreek Twp., Centerville, Dayton, Enon, Mason, Middletown, Springboro, Springfield, Washington Twp., West Chester Twp. and Yellow Springs.

Where will cannabis products be sold?

There are multiple dispensaries now selling cannabis to patients all around Ohio. You can purchase THC and CBD based products at dispensaries in Ohio.

Becoming a Caregiver in Ohio

Becoming a caregiver is simple and easy, according to Ohio’s medical marijuana caregiver resource, requiring the following steps:

  • Registry Identification Cards: All patients and caregivers who wish to obtain medical marijuana must receive a state-issued medical marijuana patient ID card.
  • Caregiver Eligibility: No more than two medical marijuana patients can serve as caregivers for individuals 21 and older. Up to two caregivers can be available for each patient.
  • Patient and caregiver registration: The recommended physician or physician delegate must send the name of the caregiver and patient to the medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry of the Ohio Board of Pharmacy following their medical marijuana advice.
  • Registration fees: A patient’s annual registration fee is $50. Caregivers ‘ registration fee is $25. On this registration fee, veterans receive a 50 percent discount.
  • Minors: Patients under the age of 18 are needed to serve as their caregivers with a parent or legal representative.

Unfortunately, due to the restrictions on how many patients a caregiver can care for, in many other states with active medical marijuana programs, marijuana patient-caregiver services are effectively banned in Ohio. Starting in November 2018, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will enable appeals to Ohio HB 523. At some point in the future, though that remains to be seen, we may see a legal challenge to the caregiver-patient limit.

Patients suffering from one of the 21 qualifying medical circumstances need only be advised by their medical marijuana physician to become a caregiver by their caregiver. The physician sends this suggestion to the Pharmacy Board of Ohio, contacting the patient and caregiver to collect their registration charges. Patients and caregivers have access to every medical cannabis dispensary in Ohio after this stage.

Possession & Cultivation Limits

Patients and/or caregivers of a patient are allowed to have a 90-day supply of any permissible type of cannabis as described by:

  • No more than eight (8) ounces of medical marijuana of Tier I.
  • No more than 5 and 3/10 ounces of medical marijuana of Tier II.
  • No more than twenty-six and fifty-five grams of THC material in topical administration patches or lotions, creams or ointments.
  • No more than nine and nine-tenths of THC material for oral administration in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible shape.
  • No more than 53 and 1/10 grams of THC material for vaporization in medical marijuana oil

Grow Limits

Home cultivation is not permitted.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to live in Ohio to become a medical marijuana patient in Ohio?

Yes. You need to show an Ohio ID and show that you have an OH address.

How do I apply for a medical marijuana card?

In applying for a medical marijuana card, one must provide the following: full name, date of birth, address, telephone number, and email address if any, a valid ID, and at least 18 years of age, else you will need to provide consent from a parent or guardian. And a statement that indicates your age and residency. Book your appointment with a doctor to review your ailments and medical condition.

What is the process to obtain a medical marijuana card?

Qualifying patients may register with the medical marijuana program of Ohio. You will book an appointment with a doctor who will review your ailments and medical condition. Next, once you are evaluated and approved, you will receive a medical cannabis recommendation from our licensed OH doctor and be registered with the state.

How can I find a registered physician?

No need to worry. We provide the Ohio physicians for you.

How long does the consultation usually take?

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

What if I am not approved?

If you are not approved then your consultation is free. We entail a network of highly qualified medical practitioners who are willing to evaluate any patient to see if they qualify for medical cannabis. We have a 99% approval rate so if you are not approved, you are refunded in full.

Can I drive while using medical marijuana?

No. Driving or operating any kind of vehicle such as a motor vehicle, boat, or aircraft while under influence of marijuana is not allowed.

I think I’m ready to get my card, how can I get things started?

Sign up and we can get you approved in no time.

My primary care is not registered, can I still get a recommendation from them?

No, you can not. You can only get approved for medical marijuana from a practitioner that has registered with the Ohio medical marijuana program. And for that, we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care physicians.

Does chronic pain now qualify me for medical cannabis?

Yes, it does!

What are the qualifying conditions in Ohio?

Qualifying patients must be diagnosed with a debilitating condition, as defined in the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, to be eligible for a medical cannabis registry identification card in Illinois. AIDS, Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, 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, Chronic Pain, Spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette’s syndrome, Traumatic brain injury, Ulcerative colitis

What is the Cost?

The cost is $199 and that covers your medical evaluation, a consultation with a licensed OH practitioner registered with the state, and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases. For $379 you and a friend or family member can both get your cards for a nice little discount. There is an additional state fee of $50 to submit the state application.

Can I use medical marijuana in public?

No. The medical marijuana is prohibited to be used in public places under the law.

Where are the dispensaries in OH? Is there a dispensary near me?

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state. You can see a list of Ohio dispensaries here.

Once I get my card, what type of medicine can I buy from OH dispensaries?

OH has one of the most diverse medical marijuana programs, allowing all patients access to a variety of medical cannabis options. If you get your cannabis card in Ohio, you get access to: Dry Flower, Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals, Edibles

Does Veriheal operate in other states?

Yes! Check our homepage for a list of active states.

Places to Visit in Ohio After Enjoying Your Medicine

Ohio is a state with great opportunities for tourists looking for a cosmopolitan experience, a retreat in the small town, or a complete escape to nature. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton offer many of the finest cultural attractions in the state, excellent shopping, and a wide range of stuff to do. Ohio is also home to such great outdoor recreation spots as Yellow Springs and Hocking Hills State Park, where you can go hiking, biking, riding and climbing. Here are Ohio’s best places to visit.


Cleveland provides visitors a broad range of attractions and deciding what to do first is your greatest issue. You can begin by visiting some of the city’s most exciting museums, such as the Cleveland Museum of Natural History, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Museum of Modern Art.

Baby boomers (and just about everyone else) will love the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and art lovers can find their way to Playhouse Square to enjoy an opera or ballet cultural evening or to Severance Hall to attend. The Cleveland Zoo, the interactive Children’s Museum and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium are family-oriented attractions. Sport is very common in Cleveland and at Progressive Field you can see the Cleveland Indians in action.


Cincinnati has something for everyone, irrespective of your entertainment taste. To get your bearings and decide which attractions to return to in your own time, you can join an American Legacy Tour. Art lovers will enjoy the Cincinnati Art Museum and the wonderful Taft Art Museum, where many illustrious artists, including Rembrandt and Goya, will be presented.

If you’re enjoying the performing arts, at the Cincinnati Music Hall you can get your symphony, pop, opera and ballet fill or plan your journey to coincide with the June Fringe Festival. You can bring the kids to the Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Coney Island Amusement Park, and to the Cincinnati Zoo.

Amish Country

A drive through Amish Country’s rolling landscape on a summer day is a great way to escape from the town and see a simpler working lifestyle. Amish buggies are following the twisting highways, and farmers are working in the areas. Small groups give possibilities to stop and pick up everything from household goods to cheeses produced locally, sweets, ice cream, manufacture, and much more. While Amish Country covers five counties, the best locations to begin are in Holmes County along the 160-mile Amish Country Byway.

Data last updated 07/20/2020

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