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Ohio Marijuana Card - Registering Your Card

Medical Marijuana Card Registration for Renewal Patients

In the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, patients renew their registration by completing a two-step process.

Patients will not receive an automated email from the Registry with a link to renew their registration. Patients will have to log into the Registry themselves, as detailed later in this document.

Logging in


  1. Log into and input your email address in the "Email" field and enter your password in the "Password" field.

  2. Click "Reset Password".

  3. Input email address again and select "Send Reset Password"

  4. You will receive a "no reply email from pmpaware" select the change password.

  5. Create a new password that is at least 8 characters long and it contains a capital letter, a lower case letter, a number and a special character.

  6. Save the updated password and follow the remaining steps.

  7. Click "card" and "activate card". 

  8. You will be directed to the Legal Statements page.

  9. Read the legal statements.

  10. If you have any questions regarding the legal statements, please contact your physician.

  11. Once you have read the legal statements and you are ready to proceed, click "ACCEPT"

  12. You will be directed to the Summary page. On this page you will see your profile details.

  13. Click "Continue" to complete your activation.

  14. Once “Continue” is selected, The page will display a “ACTIVATED: Registry Card has been activated successfully” message.

  15. Once the activation is complete, your Medical Marijuana Registry card is activated and will be displayed on the OH Medical Marijuana Registry site's "Registry Details" section and the "Card" tab.


Important Notes

After successfully submitting the registration renewal fee, patients will be returned to their Registry profile. The new active Registry card will be visible on the left side of the page with a new expiration date. Select the Download button to print or save your medical marijuana card.

 An Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Registry Card does not expire until the expiration date listed on the card. A patient may renew their registration beginning 30 days before the registration’s expiration date. Registrants do not receive an automated email from the Registry with a link to renew their registration. Within 30 days of the registration expiration date, patients may visit and login with the registered email address and password. Once logged in, patients may select the “RENEW CARD” button listed under the registration card. 

Follow-Up Appointments 

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Ohio law requires medical marijuana patients to maintain a bona fide relationship with their recommending physician. Our team can perform follow-ups to ensure everything is going well. These will be free of charge throughout the year until your annual renewal appointment is due.

We Are Here to Help

If you have any questions, our dedicated team is here to help!

 Don’t hesitate to reach out by phone at (866) 457-5559 or email by visiting our contact us page.

Summary of Ohio Medical Marijuana Laws

Legal Protection

The fact you have a valid recommendation for medical marijuana from a certified physician could provide you with an affirmative defense in certain legal situations. It is worth noting that an affirmative defense does not prevent a criminal charge; it is only used as a possible means to avoid conviction.

Where do I get medical marijuana?

Medical Marijuana must be purchased from an Ohio dispensary, licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. It is illegal for patients to obtain marijuana from other sources or to grow, sell or share Medical Marijuana with others.

How do I transport medical marijuana?
Marijuana products purchased from the dispensary will come in a sealed container with your patient and product information printed and placed on the product. You will also be given a receipt showing what you purchased. If you are in need of traveling with medical marijuana after the sealed container has been opened. Keep all labels on the container with receipt of purchase. You may also consider putting your product in your trunk, locked glove box, or a secure lockbox.


Can I drive after using medical marijuana?

Don’t do it. If suspected of doing so by law enforcement, you can be charged for driving under the influence. If they observe you making a traffic infraction, then deem your interactions and field-sobriety test performance insufficient, you may be charged.

Am I allowed to smoke medical marijuana?

In Ohio, the smoking of medical marijuana is prohibited. If you wish to use medical marijuana flower, you are expected to use a device for vaporization.

Am I allowed to have marijuana paraphernalia (pipes, bongs, etc.)?

Possession of drug paraphernalia is a misdemeanor in Ohio. However, medical marijuana patients do have protection using approved medical marijuana devices, such as vape pens.

Can my employer still drug test me for marijuana, even though I’m a registered patient?

Unfortunately, registered patients are not exempt from employer drug tests. The law does not provide protection from employer drug-testing. Even if you are a medical marijuana patient, if your employer has a drug testing policy, we recommend checking with them prior to using medical marijuana products.

Can I possess a firearm if I’m a medical marijuana patient?

Under federal law, marijuana users are not allowed to buy, sell, or possess firearms or ammunition or obtain CCW certification. A federal circuit court of appeals in Nevada has ruled that restrictions on firearm sales for individuals using medical marijuana does not violate the Second Amendment.

Can I take medical marijuana while on probation?

Whether you can use medical marijuana during your probation depends on your situation, the legal officials who work with you, your charges, and the jurisdiction where you were charged. Patients should always check with their legal counsel, probation officer, and/or social worker prior to using medical marijuana.

Can I travel outside Ohio with my medical marijuana?

No. Marijuana is still considered a Schedule 1 drug under federal law, so do not transport a federally restricted substance across state lines, whether by plane, train, bicycle, or automobile.

NOTE: The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Toll-Free Helpline responds to inquiries from patients and caregivers regarding adverse reactions to medical marijuana, and provides information about available services and additional assistance as needed. To contact the line, please dial 1-833-464-6627.

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