Apply For Your Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

Talk to a licensed Ohio medical marijuana doctor and get approved or your money back! If you are not approved for medical cannabis by a doctor for whatever reason, we issue a refund in FULL

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Legal Status

Medical & Recreational

Possession Limits

Medical patients

Limited

9 oz poss. limit

Recreational users

Limited

2.5 oz poss. limit

To Begin Dec. 7 2023

State Taxes

Medical patients

6.5-7.25%

Recreational users

10%

Cultivation

Cultivation

How to Get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

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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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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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You made it easy to get my medical license. And the fact you are always available when I need help or have a question.

Everyone has been great and professional

Overall rating: 4.7 out of 5 based on 73 reviews

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Ohio's Cannabis Program - Quick Stats

Total Number of Medical Marijuana Patients:

403,452 patients (+ 37,580 Registered Caregivers)

The number of registered patients grew by over 79,000 since Nov. 2022.

Number of Licensed Dispensaries

115

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded 51 new dispensary certificates of operation in 2023.

Range of Medical Marijuana Products Available

Oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, lotions, creams, and patches

Smoking medical cannabis is not permitted under Ohio law.

Average Price of Medical Marijuana Products

$5.73 per gram

Medical cannabis is taxed 6.5-7.25% according to district.

Number of Licensed Cultivators and Processors

37 total provisional licenses

Cultivators are permitted to operate an initial marijuana cultivation area up to 25,000-30,000 square feet, depending on certification level.

Annual Revenue from Medical Marijuana Sales

$478.8 million (2022)

Ohio’s MMJ program has generated a total revenue of $1.57 billion since 2016.

Medical Marijuana Legalization in Ohio

In November 2023, Ohio passed Issue 2, which allows residents of Ohio to purchase, consume, and grow adult-use cannabis. Starting December 7 2023, Ohioans 21 and older can possess up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis and 15 grams of extracts. However, purchase of adult-use cannabis likely won’t begin until summer of 2024.

In 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law, legalizing the use of medical cannabis across the state of Ohio.

The system became fully operational in early 2019 and is overseen by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, which developed rules for cultivators, patients, and caretakers. This program—alongside the state medical board and the Ohio Board of Pharmacy—determined 22 medical conditions that qualify medical marijuana patients.

Smoking cannabis is prohibited in Ohio’s medical marijuana program. The law permits cannabis ingestion only in the form of edibles, oils, vaporizing, concentrates, topicals, and tinctures.

Cannabis is illegal for recreational use in the U.S. state of Ohio, but ownership of up to 100 grams is decriminalized.

Marijuana Dispensaries and Cultivators

Though there are over 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 a large portion of the more than 125,000 registered patients. The medical cannabis 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, and law enforcement is no longer charging citizens with any criminal offense. Rather, these consumers are charged a monetary fine.

Surely continued medical cannabis legalization in other states 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

Ohio residents can begin cultivating cannabis at home for personal use in December 2023.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a medical marijuana card in Ohio?

Getting an Ohio medical cannabis card is easy with Veriheal. Simply sign up, talk to a certified medical cannabis doctor, and get approved — or get your money back. 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.

No, anxiety is not a qualifying condition on its own, and thus it’s diagnosis does not qualify you for a medical marijuana recommendation in Ohio.

A patient must be 18 years or older with proof of residency and a diagnosis for one or more Ohio’s qualifying conditions for medical cannabis:

  • AIDS/HIV
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • 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
  • Intractable Pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Chronic Pain
  • Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis

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.

No, Ohio’s medical laws prohibit cannabis consumption by smoking. Raw plant material can be purchased for vaping, however.

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

Ohio 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, extracts and concentrates, topicals, and edibles

No, Ohio’s medical laws prohibit cannabis consumption by smoking.

Medical cannabis patients may purchase 2.83 grams (or one-tenth of an oz) of plant material. These patients can possess up to a 90-day supply of medical cannabis as determined by a physician.

As of 2023, the average price of medical cannabis in Ohio is $5.73 per gram.

No, you cannot enter a medical cannabis dispensary in Ohio without a valid medical cannabis card.

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.

No, you cannot own a gun with a medical card in Ohio. Because cannabis is still a Schedule I substance federally, having a medical card for marijuana makes it illegal to own, purchase, or possess a firearm or ammunition in Ohio.

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.

Data Last Updated 02/06/2024

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