How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio

Learn how to obtain a medical card in the State of Ohio. You can also apply for your card online. It takes 30 seconds and you only get charged once your evaluation is approved.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Medical Marijuana in
Ohio

How to Contact the Medical Marijuana Program in Ohio

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy
77 S High St, Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 466-4143
or use the Contact page here: https://www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/contactus

How do I find an Ohio state-approved physician to provide a medical marijuana certification?

You are in luck! Farmacist now has available physicians in Ohio.

How do I register as a medical marijuana patient in Ohio?

You must first assess whether you have a qualifying illness. If you do, then you’ll need to get a medical marijuana recommendation from an Ohio state-certified doctor. After that, you’ll use your recommendation to register with the Ohio state medical marijuana program.

How long will an Ohio medical marijuana certification last?

Your registration as a patient or caregiver is valid for a year from the date on your state-issued ID. If you are using a terminally ill patient registration, your certification must be renewed every six months.

What is the cost of an Ohio medical marijuana certification?

It costs $50 to register as a medical marijuana patient and $25 to register as a caregiver in Ohio. Indigent patients and veterans can have this fee reduced.

Can a minor be a medical marijuana patient in Ohio?

Yes, with the approval of their parent or legal guardian, they are allowed to register with the program if they meet certain conditions. The most common reason for a minor to register with the program is to receive medical marijuana for intractable seizures.

How long are Ohio processing times for medical marijuana applications?

It can take up to 30 days for Ohio’s Department of Public Health to process your application. Once it is approved, it can take up to 15 days for the state to issue the patient ID.

What types of medical cannabis products does Ohio allow?

You can find flowers, tinctures, concentrates, oils, pills, and edibles in Ohio.

In Ohio, how much medical marijuana can I possess?

Registered medical marijuana patients in Ohio are permitted to possess up to a 90-day supply of cannabis. They break this amount up into different categories to explain what is allowed. A flower is broken up into tier one and tier two, depending on potency.

A 90 day supply of

  • Tier 1 flower is 8 ounces
  • Tier 2 flower is 5.3 ounces
  • Oil is 53.1 grams
  • Edibles and tinctures are 9.9 grams of THC
  • Ointments and creams are 26.55 grams of THC

Are medical marijuana cards required to use cannabis in Ohio?

Yes. Ohio only allows registered medical marijuana cardholders to use cannabis in the state.

Is it necessary for me to be an Ohio citizen to enter the medical marijuana program?

Only Ohio residents are allowed to enter the medical marijuana program

Does Ohio have a list of qualifying conditions?

Yes. The current list of qualifying conditions are as follow:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS)
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS)
  • Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Positive status for HIV
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

Is it ok to smoke cannabis in public in Ohio?

Absolutely not. Public consumption is banned in Ohio.

Can Ohio medical marijuana patients grow their own marijuana?

No. In Ohio, medical marijuana patients must purchase their cannabis from state-approved dispensaries.

Can my out-of-state card be used to purchase cannabis in Ohio?

No. Ohio does not offer reciprocity with other state medical marijuana programs.

What is Farmacist’s refund policy?

A patient may be refunded for the full price of their evaluation until their Farmacist physician has registered the patient in the state portal. Once the physician has registered the patient, a refund is no longer available.