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  • Why Do I Need an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?
    An Ohio Medical Marijuana Card is used to demonstrate that your name has been added to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry by a certified physician. With this card, you can: 1. Buy marijuana from dispensaries 2. Possess marijuana in the State of Ohio 3. Consume marijuana in the State of Ohio
  • How Do I Get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?
    To get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card, there is a two step process. Book an appointment here at to see a certified physician through Telemedicine. a) Complete Patient Intake Form b) Make Payment c) Submit Documentation verifying qualifying condition d) Submit ID for state registry 2. Once approved, activate your state of Ohio Medical Marijuana License with the state registry. Standard cost is $50 annually for the license unless you qualify for SSDI/Veteran status then your cost is $25 annually.
  • Am I Guaranteed Approval for Medical Marijuana After Visiting Your Office?
    Ohio Marijuana Card cannot guarantee approval of your medical marijuana card. A certified medical marijuana doctor must decide whether a patient will receive a recommendation following an examination. However, we will do whatever possible to help you get approved, including a second opinion from our medical director.
  • What Conditions Make a Patient Eligible for Medical Marijuana in Ohio?
    The Ohio Medical Board has approved 25 conditions for treatment with medical marijuana. Click here for the list of all qualifying conditions.
  • Is My Personal Information Kept Private?
    The privacy of our patients is a top priority of ours, so we make sure all medical marijuana patient information is kept confidential in our HIPAA compliant file storage system. ​ ​With regards to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy's Patient Registry system, only your recommending physician, dispensaries, and Ohio Board of Pharmacy have access to this system - no information is allowed to be shared unless requested by the patient and a release has been completed.
  • Do You Accept Insurance?
    No, insurance does not cover cannabis consultations at this time. Our fingers are crossed that we can someday soon.
  • Is Ohio Marijuana Card HIPAA compliant?
    Yes. All of our physicians use IntakeQ that adheres to strict HIPAA security requirements.
  • What is a Medical Marijuana Patient Caregiver, and How Many Can I Have?
    A medical marijuana patient caregiver is an individual registered with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to purchase, possess, and administer medical marijuana to a patient with an active medical marijuana card. A caregiver must go through a background check with the State of Ohio and the approval process can take 4-5 weeks. The Caregiver must activate their State License before the State will begin the background check. All minors approved for a medical marijuana card must have a caregiver and it must be the parent or court appointed guardian. There is a $25 fee associated with registering for your caregiver card that will be electronically paid to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.​ You can have up to two caregivers. If you are a caregiver and also have your own medical marijuana card, you can not have a caregiver associated to your own account.
  • What Are the Consequences of Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio?
    Your status as a medical marijuana patient is between you, your marijuana doctor, and your other prescribing physicians. Your employer will only know you have a card if you tell them. If you work at a job that regularly tests for THC, you'll want to discuss your intention to use medical marijuana with your employer. ​ For most medical marijuana patients in Ohio, the main consequence of having a marijuana card is feeling your best through the healing powers of natural medicine!
  • Can My Employer Drug Test Me for THC if I Am a Registered Medical Patient? Can I Get Fired for Using Marijuana if I Have a Medical Card in Ohio?
    Unfortunately, the answer is YES, they can. Ohio does not provide protection to medical marijuana patients from employee drug testing. It will be left to the discretion of each employer whether they wish to recognize an employee's medical marijuana approval as an exemption to company drug testing policies. It is advised to be forthright with your intentions to medicate with medical cannabis and provide assurance that during work hours, you will not be impaired by THC. There is medical grade CBD that does not have the psychoactive effects associated with THC.
  • Can I Obtain an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card if I Have a Concealed Carry Permit?
    Due to federal restrictions, it is illegal for an individual to hold both a CCW and a medical marijuana card in the state of Ohio. While the database for CCWs and the medical marijuana program's Patient Registry system are not cross-referenceable, when purchasing a firearm an ATF form must be filled out. This includes Question 11-E
  • What's the Difference Between a Recommendation and a Medical Marijuana ID Card?
    A doctor’s recommendation is what you receive once you are approved for medical marijuana and are able to use it legally. It is what the doctor enters into the OARRS site notifying the state and dispensaries you are eligible for medical marijuana. A medical marijuana ID/card itself is an ID needed to purchase cannabis.
  • I Ordered a Plastic Marijuana Card: When Will I Receive It?
    If you have an upcoming appointment within the next 90 days, your card will not be made until after the appointment. Plastic cards are not always printed the day they are activated, and they can take up to 5 business days to be printed. After we print it, please expect another 5-10 days for mail time depending on USPS. Your card needs to be registered and paid for with the state registry before you will receive your plastic card. Please make sure your card is paid for and activated with the state. The $20 for the plastic card is not the same as the state fee to the state registry.
  • Where Can Patients Purchase Medical Marijuana in Ohio?
    Once you have obtained a medical marijuana recommendation from a certified doctor and activated your State License, you'll be able to purchase a variety of cannabis products at any of the licensed dispensaries located throughout the state of Ohio.
  • What Can You Get at an Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensary?
    The inventory at Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries is always expanding! At most locations, you can find dried flower in a variety of strains, vape cartridges and vape pens, edibles including gummies, chocolates, and pastries, topicals including soothing gels, lotions, and patches, tinctures, concentrates for dabbing, and more! Click here for specific dispensary menus.
  • Can Medical Marijuana Patients in Ohio Grow Their Own Marijuana?
    No, growing your own medical marijuana plants (home cultivation) is prohibited under Ohio medical marijuana laws. Medical marijuana can only be purchased at a state-licensed dispensary.
  • How Often Do I Need to Renew My Card?
    This is a 2 step process annually. You will need to see a certified physician and renew your state license annually.

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