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New Bill Would Reduce Marijuana Penalties

The OMMCP just released updated patient numbers, and there are now over 330,000 registered patients in the State of Ohio. If you don’t already have you medical marijuana card, give us a call!

The program continues to expand and lawmakers are still passing legislation to make the program even better for the patients who deserve it the most. One new piece of legislation involves marijuana driving laws.

Senate Bill 26, which has been proposed by Senator Nathan Manning, would allow Ohio residents to argue that they were sober when they were pulled over, even if a drug test showed marijuana in their system.

If we know one thing, it is the fact that one size does not fit all with marijuana and so many things about it vary. For some, it may make symptoms worse, while for others, it may be a saving grace.

One thing about cannabis is that how long you will be high depends on a multitude of things. It depends on what and how much you last ate, your gender and weight, how much cannabis you consumed, what type, delivery method, and more!

How long you will actually be high after you use marijuana can vary quite a bit from person to person, and just because it is found in your system does not mean you are currently under the influence.


OVI means operating a vehicle while impaired. Basically, an officer may arrest a person who is driving as long as they have probable cause to believe the person is impaired. Many officers will use field sobriety tests to determine this.

The person would then take either a urine or blood test. If they have a certain level of marijuana in their system, they will automatically be guilty.

The proposed Senate Bill would allow people to argue that though marijuana was in their system, they were not impaired at the time they were operating the vehicle. Cannabis stays in the body for a long time after it is consumed, so this piece of legislation addresses the fairness of these laws.

Some urine tests can detect cannabis in the body for up to a month after last use. Imagine, you could be pulled over and charged with a OVI weeks after you have last consumed medical marijuana.

Under the state’s current legal system, people who are testing positive for marijuana in their body are being convicted of OVI’s and spending time in jail. This new bill could change everything.

We are hopeful this bill does pass, and will keep you updated as soon as we find out more information!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio

Medical marijuana is legal in Ohio and the state is moving forward with even more added bonuses for those with their medical card. If you think you could benefit from medical cannabis, there is a good chance you qualify!

You need your medical card to access any of Ohio’s medical dispensaries. Not to worry, because it is now easier than ever to get your card with Ohio Marijuana Card!

In Ohio, there are many conditions that may make you eligible for medical marijuana, and we hope the program continues to expand by adding more conditions soon! If you have questions about whether you qualify, we can help with that too!

In order to visit a dispensary in the State of Ohio, you will need your medical marijuana card. With telemedicine, you can even get your card from the comfort of your own home!

If you don’t already have your card, we can help! 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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