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Can My Medical Marijuana Card Be Transferred to Another State?

If you are a medical marijuana patient in Ohio and are thinking of moving out of the state, or if you are moving to Ohio from another state, this one’s for you! Moving can be very time consuming and stressful, and medical marijuana patients also have to think about how they will get their medicine in their new state of residency.

Every state in the nation has their own unique rules and regulations regarding medical marijuana. A different state will have different laws than Ohio, which means there is no way to simply transfer your medical marijuana eligibility to your new state of residence.

No matter what state you move to, you will have to complete a new application process for your medical marijuana card in that state. This could take some time, but if you are prepared, the process could be much smoother.

Here are some things to consider when moving to a new state as a medical marijuana patient in Ohio:


In all 50 states, you must prove part time or permanent residence to be eligible for your medical marijuana card. You also need a new recommendation from a licensed physician from the new state.

Transporting marijuana across state lines is still prohibited, so you may not bring your medicine with you to your new place of residence.

Some states, however, do recognize out-of-state medical cards and will allow visitors to purchase medicine from a dispensary for just a few months. Some states do not allow any out-of-state medical marijuana cards for access to medicine.

Here is a current list of all states that do not allow reciprocity:

  • Connecticut

  • Florida

  • Georgia

  • Louisiana

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • New York

  • North Dakota

  • Ohio

  • Pennsylvania

  • Rhode Island

  • South Dakota

  • Texas

  • Virginia

  • Wisconsin

  • West Virginia

If you are moving to any of these states, you should start the process of obtaining your medical marijuana card in that state as soon as possible.

Update Your Information

In order to apply for a new card in any state, you will need to update your driver’s license and any other ID documents with your new address and information.

This should be a priority for you, since you will not be able to purchase or grow marijuana without an updated identification card.

Obtain Your Recommendation

You will first need to ensure that your qualifying condition is also a qualifying condition in your new state of residency before you apply for your medical marijuana card. You should have medical records, or access to records, that confirm your diagnosis.

Once you have done this, make an appointment with a licensed physician in your new home state and get your recommendation.

Try Medical Marijuana Today

If you are moving to Ohio, we can help you get your medical marijuana card!

You can even have your appointment from the comfort of your own home and get your recommendation on the same day! Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today to see if you qualify.


Doctors Who Care.

Relief You Can Trust.

Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce the stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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