Medical marijuana is only available for purchase at Ohio's medical marijuana dispensary locations. Ohio residents who have a qualifying condition can get a recommendation from a medical marijuana doctor online or in person, then register with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program's Patient Registry.

 

Once an application is approved, a marijuana card is usually issued on the same day. With your Ohio marijuana card in hand, you can shop at any dispensary in the state for cannabis products in all types of forms. This includes flower, tinctures, edibles, vape pens, concentrated THC oils, extracts, topicals and more!

What Forms of Medical Marijuana Are For Sale at Ohio Dispensaries?

The list of types of medical marijuana products at Ohio dispensaries continues to grow, and there are cannabis products to fit almost every preference and lifestyle. When you visit a dispensary near you, you'll find a variety of items meant to help your feel your best and support your treatment goals:

  • THC-infused edibles including gummies, baked goods, lozenges and more

  • THC tinctures and oils

  • CBD tinctures and oils

  • Medical marijuana extracts, including live resins, rosins, waxes and RSO

  • Cannabis-infused topicals including gels, patches and creams for transdermal (external) use

  • Marijuana flower for vaping

  • Medical marijuana vape pens and cartridges

 

According to Ohio's state law, medical marijuana patients cannot smoke (combust) marijuana flower. However, medical marijuana flower will be sold in dispensaries for use in a vaporizer.

How Much Does Medical Marijuana Cost at Ohio Dispensaries?

The cost of medical marijuana in Ohio varies depending on form (processed products typically cost more) and from dispensary to dispensary. To understand what affects average cannabis prices, it is helpful to understand the certification journey medical marijuana must go through in Ohio.

 

In the medical marijuana industry, there are three major steps that all cannabis products must go through before they are ready for patients in Ohio:

  1. The production of medical marijuana begins with the licensed cultivators, who are tasked with growing the cannabis plants that produce marijuana.

  2. Next comes the processors, who take the raw cannabis plant material and prepare it as different forms for retail sale.

  3. The medical marijuana processors then sell their products to licensed cannabis dispensaries that sell directly to patients.

 

In addition to cultivation, processing and wholesale distribution to dispensaries, all medical marijuana products sold in Ohio must go through a series of stringent lab tests in order to ensure potency, safety and purity.

 

Ohio dispensaries have the freedom to price their products however they see fit, so some might offer better pricing than others. With this in mind, we've done the legwork to find all of the best prices at Ohio dispensaries throughout the state!

How Much Medical Marijuana Can Be Purchased In Ohio at One Time?

One of the most common questions people ask about the medical marijuana program in Ohio is, “How much cannabis can I purchase at the dispensary?” Like many things in this industry, it’s a bit complicated but once you understand the system it is fairly straightforward.

 

  • In mid April 2020 there was a small but significant change to the way in which the 90 day supply could be purchased. This change splits the 90 day supply into (2) 45 day supplies.

 

  • This essentially means that your annual medical marijuana recommendation is broken into eight 45-day unit supplies over the course of the year totaling 360 day-units available for purchase. It begins on the day you receive your recommendation.

 

  • A “day unit” equals a predetermined amount based on what type or form of medical marijuana product is purchased.​ See below for a breakdown of the allotted amounts of medical marijuana per form.

 

  • ​Each medical marijuana product has a minimum associated “day unit” which when purchased subtracts from your 45-day supply.

 

  • You don't have to purchase one single form of medical marijuana during your 45-day period. You can mix and match in any way you wish, but keep in mind that different forms come with unique day unit calculations.

 

  • According to the Ohio administrative code, “a patient may purchase no less than a whole day unit at a single time.” The definition of “a whole day unit” varies by form of marijuana.

Medical Marijuana One-Day Purchase Limits in Ohio

One-tenth of an ounce (2.83 grams) of plant material

Tier I medical marijuana flower:

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Tier II medical marijuana flower:

One-tenth of an ounce is equal to a two-day supply

Oils for vaping:

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Five hundred ninety milligrams of THC

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Patches for transdermal administration, lotions, creams, or ointments for topical administration: 

Twenty-six and fifty-five-hundredths grams of THC content

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Oil, tincture, capsule, or edible for oral administration:

One hundred and ten milligrams THC concentration

Example of the medical marijuana fill periods:

Here is a breakdown of the dates that your 45-day periods would begin and end if you got your Ohio marijuana card on January 1, 2021:

 

  1. Fill period 1: January 1, 2021 - February 15, 2021

  2. Fill period 2: February 16, 2021 - April 1, 2021

  3. Fill period 3: April 2, 2021 - May 16, 2021

  4. Fill period 4: May 17. 2021 - June 30, 2021

  5. Fill period 5: July 1, 2021 - August 14, 2021

  6. Fill period 6: August 15, 2021 - September 28, 2021

  7. Fill period 7: September 29, 2021 - November 12, 2021

  8. Fill period 8: November 13, 2021 - December 27, 2021

Ohio Medical Marijuana Laws: 2021 Purchase Limits

A patient may purchase no less than ___ per day: 

  • 2.83 grams (1/10 of an oz) of plant material

  • 295 milligrams of THC in patch, lotion, cream, or ointment

  • 110 mg of THC in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible for oral administration

  • 590 mg of THC in oil for vaporization

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90 day limits:

  • Tier 1: No more than 8 ozs of plant material

  • Tier 2: No more than 5 and 3/10 ozs of plant material

  • No more than 26.55 grams of THC content in patches, lotions, creams, or ointments

  • No more than 9 and 9/10 grams of THC content in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible form

  • No more than 53 and 1/10 grams of THC content in oil for vaporization

 

Terminal illness (90 days):

  • Tier 1: No more than 10 ozs of plant material

  • Tier 2: No more than 6 and 6/10 ozs of plant material

  • No more than 33 3/10 of THC in patches, lotions, creams, or ointments

  • No more than 11 and 7/10 of THC in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible

  • No more than 65 and 7/10 grams of THC in concentrated oils

How Does Ohio Track Medical Marijuana Purchases?

Unfortunately, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program does not offer an allotment checker tool for your personal use. However, you can use the website's Patient Fill Period Calculator to confirm when each period begins and ends for you. You simply enter the date that you received your medical marijuana card, then the calculator breaks down the dates so you can plan ahead for your purchases.

Where Can I Get More Information About Buying Medical Marijuana in Ohio?

To find out more about where to buy THC oils in Ohio, where to buy edibles in Ohio, where to buy cannabis flower in Ohio and more, check out our medical marijuana dispensary page. There, you'll be able to find a dispensary near you.

 

And to see what's available at your local Ohio cannabis dispensary before you shop, visit our dispensary menu page!

Don't Forget You Need to Get an Ohio Marijuana Card to Buy Medical Marijuana at Dispensaries!

Now that you know where to purchase medical marijuana in Ohio, it's time to get your Ohio marijuana card! Cannabis dispensaries in the Buckeye State have a wide variety of products to fit your wellness needs, but you need a doctor's recommendation before you shop!


Schedule an appointment with one of our marijuana doctors online today, and our patient support team will walk you through everything you need to know from getting your medical records, to how to buy medical marijuana at an Ohio dispensary for the first time!