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Ohio Medical Marijuana News

2023 has been busy for Ohio lawmakers already with changes to the medical marijuana program left and right! Ohio’s medical marijuana program has grown and progressed once again, and we are excited about it!

In this blog, we will talk about the recent changes to Ohio’s medical marijuana program.

New Medical Marijuana Bill

Finally, new conditions are potentially being added to Ohio’s qualifying conditions list! Legislation was introduced this week that would allow doctors to recommend cannabis to anyone with a condition deemed as debilitating.

The legislation would also increase the number of dispensaries in the state and allow marijuana growers to expand their facilities. More growing means more marijuana, and the price of medical products will come down.

The bill would also change oversight of the medical marijuana program to the Department of Commerce. Currently, the program is overseen by three separate state agencies. Another great addition to Ohio’s program is that the bill would also allow reciprocity.

If the bill passes, dispensaries would be allowed to advertise on social media without approval from the state, and it would prohibit dispensaries from being within a mile of each other.

Finally, the bill would also officially allow state-licensed dispensaries to offer drive thru or curbside pick up! Although some already do, it was a gray area and not every dispensary offers it currently.

Some of the new conditions that would be added include:

  • Arthritis

  • Migraines

  • Chronic muscle spasms

  • Terminal Illness

  • Opioid use disorder

Ohio residents have also been pushing for autism to be added to the list of qualifying conditions, but the state has rejected the proposal multiple times. However, with the new bill, things might change.

Under the new bill, any condition a doctor deems as debilitating would qualify a person for their medical card. This would include autism spectrum disorder.

Two more dispensary Certificates of Operation were also awarded this week, which means at minimum, the state will be getting more dispensaries!

Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today

Big changes are coming for the Ohio medical marijuana program and things continue to move in a positive direction. If you think marijuana may benefit you, give us a call! There is a good chance you qualify for your medical card.

It is now easier than ever to get your medical card in Ohio. Telemedicine makes it easy for you to get approved from the comfort of your own home!

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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