Apply For Your Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

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

Getting started only takes a few minutes. Simply sign up, answer a few questions, and schedule your appointment. Everything should be this easy.

Overall Ohio rating:

4.5 out of 5 based on 35

How to Get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

1BOOK AN APPOINTMENT

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 doctor. Please provide medical records applicable to your condition(s). Our cannabis doctors are available at all times during the week.

2CONSULT WITH AN MMJ DOCTOR

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.

3GET APPROVED

Once approved, you’ll receive an email from the state to complete your application. There is an additional $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.

What You Get Using Veriheal in Ohio

Medical Cannabis Recommendation

Cannabis Consultation

Digital Cannabis Certification

New Patients & Renewals Welcome

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24/7 Customer Service

Just So You Know

  • You can book a combo consultation with a friend or family member and you EACH get $10 off your appointment.
  • If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL.
  • Your recommendation is valid for 1 year in Ohio and you will need to re-certify your license with another appointment when it expires.

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Extremely clear and easy to follow directions and I got my card in 2 business days in Ohio.

Pretty smooth process here in Ohio using Veriheal. Would recommend.

Overall rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 35

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

Medical Marijuana Legalization 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 oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, lotions, creams, and patches by patients with one of the 22 qualifying conditions, including cancer or chronic pain. Patients and their caregivers are permitted to have a supply of up to 90 days. Smoking plant material is strictly prohibited, as cannabis in this form may only be vaporized.

The Birthplace of Aviation has medical cannabis but does not permit recreational use. Approved in 2016, HB523 created a statewide program based on more than a dozen qualifying conditions; however, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy has delayed making the program affordable, according to a Cincinnati news report. 

Marijuana Dispensaries and Cultivators

Though there are 57 medical cannabis dispensaries throughout the state and 700 certified doctors to qualify patients, the cost of medical cannabis manufactured by 33 cultivators remains too expensive for some of the more than 125,000 registered patients. The mmj industry has also been tempered by many laws since its passing four years ago, with several setting parameters for cultivating, prescribing, and selling to patients,” reports WCPO, a local ABC station.

With up to 1,000 new medical cannabis cardholders approved monthly in 2020, Ohio will have to continue to serve citizens better based on news reports that the drug they need is too expensive to buy. For now, Ohio residents are reportedly traveling to Michigan to get medical cannabis. The Columbus Dispatch reports the news source receives constant citizen complaints, causing them to cross the border. 

“Ohio marijuana cardholders have repeatedly told The Dispatch, both on the record and in private, that they travel to dispensaries north of the state line to save money,” reported the Columbus Dispatch in September 2020. Patients consistently list price as one of the biggest obstacles to buying the drug in Ohio.

In the meanwhile, Ohio has decriminalized small amounts of cannabis when found on a person, not charging them with any criminal offense, rather charging them a monetary fine. Surely continued medical cannabis legalization countrywide will have Ohio considering recreational use, as it did medicinally. It is only a matter of time.

Qualifying Conditions for an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

By Ohio law, medical cannabis can be used to treat 22 qualifying conditions:

Requirements to Apply for a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio

A patient who is at least 18 years old and has one or more of the qualifying conditions, must be able to prove they are an Ohio resident by providing a valid state driver’s license or identification card. The patient must also pay a $50 annual card registration fee. Any follow-up visits to renew your registration can be done through our online on-demand platform.

Becoming a Caregiver in Ohio

Ohio’s caregiver laws are straightforward, beginning with the patient assistant being at least 21 years old and able to prove their Ohio residency with a valid driver’s license or state identification card. The caregiver, who must be listed on the patient certification, must also pay a $50 annual card registration fee. Ohio caregivers can only care for two patients at a time per law.

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.

Possession & Cultivation Limits

Unlike most states, Ohio has a tiered possession limit, allowing a certain amount of THC-infused cannabis products to a patient depending on the condition they have. A tier I medical cannabis cardholder can possess up to 8 ounces of  THC that tests at 23% or less; and a tier II medical cannabis cardholder can have up to 5.3 ounces of THC that test above 23%, but not higher than 35%. 

Certain types of products in Ohio are only allowed to have so much THC. While patches, lotions, creams, and additional topics can not exceed 26-55 grams of THC, cannabis oil, tincture, capsules, and all other edibles can not exceed 9.9 grams of THC. Up to 53.1 grams of THC is allowable specifically for oil that is to be vaporized.

Grow Limits

Home cultivation is not permitted at this time in Ohio.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for an Ohio medical marijuana card?

In applying for a medical marijuana card, one must provide the following:
Full Name
Date of Birth
Ohio Address (Must be a resident)
Telephone Number
Email Address
Valid ID (Must be an Ohio ID)
Must be 18 Years of age or older*

*If you’re under 18 you’ll need a statement that indicates your age and residency, the consent of a parent or guardian and minors are required to have an adult caregiver.

You can book an appointment with a doctor in the Veriheal network of Ohio physicians to review your ailments and medical condition. Once you’re evaluated and approved, you’ll receive a medical cannabis recommendation from Veriheal’s licensed OH doctor and be registered with the state.

The initial consultation and medical evaluations can take 10 – 15 minutes. However, the entire process to be approved, receive your medical cannabis card and register with the state of Ohio can take at minimum 2 – 3 weeks. Afterward you’re able to visit any Ohio dispensary. If for some reason you’re not approved you will receive a full refund. However, we currently have a 99% approval rate.

In Ohio, physicians must have a CTR (Certificate to Recommend) from the State Medical Board of Ohio and it must be currently active. For your convenience, we provide you a physician so you do not need to go through your primary care doctor.

Your complete medical evaluation, consultation with a licensed OH practitioner and an authorized certification for medical marijuana purchases will cost $199. If you would like to sign up with a friend or family member there’s a discount that makes the price $379 for both of you. There is also an additional state fee of $50 to submit the state application.

There are already tons of dispensaries all over the state. You can see a list of Ohio 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 (for vaporized use only), Tinctures, Oils, Concentrates, Topicals, Edibles

Places to Visit in Ohio After Enjoying Your Medicine

The midwest's Queen City and largest water and amusement park of King’s Island set Ohio apart, not to mention national parks, zoos, botanical gardens, wineries, breweries, and more. For outdoor enthusiasts, Alum Creek State Park, Sugarbush Creek Farm, and 41 North Kayak Adventures are on hand. Indoor fun can be found shopping, dining, and loading all over the state from Cincinnati to Cleveland. For those that want to enjoy the whole state, touring down the Ohio river on a cruise gives visitors and locals alike the full Ohio experience, which always keeps them coming back for more. Next time a trip to a dispensary is on the calendar, pencil out some extra time to stop at any one of Ohio’s best places below.

Cincinnati

On the Ohio River, the Queen City boasts such reported royalty it is considered the top metropolis of the midwest. Locals and visitors alike enjoy the monumental museums available downtown including the Cincinnati Museum Center and the Cincinnati Art Museum with more than 6,000 years of exhibits and artifacts. The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden is another must-see when visiting the Queen. At the end of a culture-filled afternoon, enjoy the diverse eateries and entertainment downtown.

Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Near Cleveland, Cuyahoga Valley National Park is made up of dense forests and rolling hills waiting to be explored. The Towpath Trail lets visitors ride or walk the historic Ohio and Erie Canal route, with miles of untouched Ohio beauty. Wildlife watching, hiking, and biking are great afternoon park activities while p.m. adventure is also available at the camping and lodging sites at the national park.

Kings Island

The midwest's largest amusement and water park are appropriately named Kings Island since it is near Cincinnati, the Queen City. Between nine miles of roller coaster tracks and family rides for young and old, King’s Island keeps millions coming back to the park annually, especially for holiday events. Feeling slippery? Soak City is where the water fun is at when visitors want to dip into some water fun. Whether it is a thrill ride, special event, or awesome show, King’s Island is definite must do when in Ohio.

Data Last Updated 04/13/2021

Last week we signed up

6,993 patients

for their medical cannabis cards