Get Your Medical Marijuana Card
in Ohio

Talk to a licensed medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back!

Talk to a licensed
medical marijuana doctor and get approved
or your money back!

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in OH

Step1: Book an appointment

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

Step 2: Consult with a veriheal doctor

Consult with a doctor for 15 mins 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 the state of Ohio.

Step 3: get approved

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 marijuana card within 72 hours! Once you have your card in hand, you can begin purchasing from dispensaries.

Every 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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About Cannabis in Ohio

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

A medical marijuana law, House Bill 523, passed in 2016 and was signed into law by Gov. John Kasich. The law authorized medical marijuana use by patients with 21 conditions, including cancer or chronic pain, in the form of edibles, oils, patches and vaporizing. Patients and their caregivers will be allowed to possess up to a 90-day supply.

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

After Nov. 1, the State Medical Board will start accepting petitions to potentially add additional qualifying conditions.

Do I need to register as a patient or caregiver?

All medical marijuana patients and their caregivers will be required to register with the State Board of Pharmacy. The card itself is printed out online but can be laminated to your liking. 

A patient or caregiver registration will be valid from the date of issuance and expire one year later, on the last day of the month it was issued. If the patient is diagnosed as terminally ill, the patient’s registration expires after six months.

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

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

  • Registry Identification Cards: All patients and caregivers wishing to obtain medical marijuana must receive a state-issued medical marijuana patient ID card.
     
  • Caregiver Eligibility: Individuals 21 and older can serve as a caregiver for no more than two medical marijuana patients. Each patient can have up to two caregivers.
     
  • Patient and Caregiver Registration: The recommending physician, or a physician delegate, must submit the caregiver and patient’s name to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy medical marijuana patient and caregiver registry following their recommendation for medical marijuana.
     
  • Registration Fees: The annual registration fee for a patient is $50. The registration fee for caregivers is $25. Veterans receive a 50% discount on this registration fee.
     
  • Minors: Patients under the age of 18 are required to have a parent or legal representative serve as their caregiver.

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

Patients suffering from one of the 21 qualifying medical conditions need only have their caregiver receive a recommendation from their medical marijuana doctor to become a caregiver. The doctor sends off this recommendation to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, who contacts the patient and caregiver to collect their registration fees. After this point, patients and caregivers have access to every Ohio medical marijuana dispensary.

Possession & Cultivation Limits

Patients and/or a patient’s caregiver are permitted to possess a 90-day supply of any allowable form of cannabis as defined by the following:

  • No more than eight (8) ounces of tier I medical marijuana
  • No more than five and three-tenths ounces of tier II medical marijuana
  • No more than twenty-six and fifty-five hundredths grams of THC content in patches for transdermal administration or lotions, creams, or ointments for topical administration
  • No more than nine and nine-tenths grams of THC content in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible form for oral administration
  • No more than fifty-three and one-tenths grams of THC content in medical marijuana oil for vaporization

Grow Limits

Home cultivation is not permitted.

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Places to Visit in Ohio After Enjoying Your Medicine

Ohio is a state with wonderful possibilities for travelers looking for a cosmopolitan experience, a small-town retreat, or a full-on escape to nature. Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton offer many of the state’s best cultural attractions, great shopping, and a full repertoire of things to do.  Ohio is also home to such excellent outdoor recreation destinations as Yellow Springs and Hocking Hills State Park, where you can go hiking, biking, horseback riding, and rock climbing. Here are the best places to visit in Ohio.

Cleveland

Cleveland offers visitors a wide variety of attractions and your biggest problem will be deciding what to do first. You could start by visiting some of the city’s interesting museums like 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 patrons of the arts can make their way to Playhouse Square to enjoy a cultural evening of opera or ballet or to Severance Hall to attend the Cleveland Symphony Orchestra. Family-oriented attractions include the Cleveland Zoo, the interactive Children’s Museum, and the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Sport is very popular in Cleveland and you can watch the Cleveland Indians in action at Progressive Field.

Cincinnati

Cincinnati has something for everyone, regardless of your taste in entertainment. You can join an American Legacy Tour to get your bearings and decide which attractions to return to in your own time. Art lovers will enjoy the Cincinnati Art Museum and the marvelous Taft Museum of Art, which showcases many illustrious artists including Rembrandt and Goya.

If you enjoy the performing arts, you can get your fill of symphony, pop, opera, and ballet at the Cincinnati Music Hall or plan your journey to coincide with the June Fringe Festival. You can take the children to the hands-on Duke Energy Children’s Museum, Coney Island Amusement Park, and the Cincinnati Zoo.

Amish Country

A drive through the rolling landscape of Amish Country on a summer’s day is a wonderful way to escape the city and see a simpler lifestyle at work. Amish buggies ply the twisting roads, and farmers work in the fields. Small communities offer opportunities to stop and pick up everything from household goods, to locally made cheeses, candy, ice cream, produce, and much more. While Amish Country spans five counties, the best places to start is along the 160 miles of the Amish Country Byway, in Holmes County.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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 a consent from a parent or guardian. And a statement that indicates your age and residency. Book you appointment with a Veriheal doctor to review your ailments and medical condition.

Qualifying patients may register with the medical marijuana program of Ohio. You will book an appointment with a Veriheal 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.

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

The medical evaluation usually takes 10-15 minutes.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

Data last updated 06/06/2019