You must be a resident of Ohio and have one of the 21 qualifying conditions to get a medical cannabis card in Ohio.
How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Ohio: You must be a resident of Ohio and have one of the 21 qualifying conditions to get a medical cannabis card in Ohio.
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In order to obtain a medical cannabis card in Ohio, patients must first obtain a written certification from a recommending physician. The recommending physician must be registered with the State Board of Medical Examiners and must have a bonafide physician-patient relationship with the patient. Patients must then register with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and submit proof of residency in Ohio. After registering, patients will receive a patient ID number which can be used to obtain medical cannabis from state-licensed dispensaries.
Applying for a medical cannabis card in Ohio is a multi-step process, but it’s worth it if you need relief from a qualifying medical condition. The first thing you’ll need to do is get a signed recommendation from a licensed physician. Once you have that, you can begin the online application process. The Ohio Board of Pharmacy will review your application and issue your card if you are approved.
Schedule an Appointment with a Licensed Medical Marijuana Doctor
In order to get a medical cannabis card in Ohio, you will need to schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana doctor. You can find a list of licensed medical marijuana doctors here.
At your appointment, the doctor will evaluate your condition and determine if medical cannabis is right for you. If they determine that it is, they will issue you a certification which you will then use to apply for your card.
Get a Written Recommendation
In order to get your medical marijuana card in Ohio, you will need a written recommendation from a certified physician. The recommending physician must be a state-licensed MD or DO who has never been disciplined by the Ohio Board of Medical Examiners for recommending medical marijuana to any patient.
Before you can be seen by the physician, you must first schedule an appointment with a licensed medical marijuana dispensary. At your appointment, a staff member will collect your basic information and verify your ID. You will then meet with the physician, who will determine if you suffer from one of the qualifying conditions listed below.
If the physician believes that medical marijuana would be an effective treatment for your condition, they will provide you with a written recommendation. This recommendation can then be used to apply for your medical marijuana card.
Register with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program
First, you’ll need to register with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. You can do this online or by mail.
To register online, you’ll need:
-a valid email address
-a credit or debit card
-a drivers license or state ID
To register by mail, you’ll need:
-a completed registration form
-a non-returnable color photograph of yourself that was taken within the past 30 days
-a photocopy of your valid drivers license or state ID
-a $50 registration fee (check or money order made out to “Treasurer, State of Ohio”)
Receive Your Patient ID Number
After you have been approved for a medical cannabis card in Ohio, you will receive a Patient ID number. This number will be sent to you in the mail, along with your physical medical cannabis card. You will need this number any time you wish to purchase medical cannabis from a state-licensed dispensary.
After reading this guide, you should have a good understanding of the steps you need to take to get a medical cannabis card in Ohio. Remember to stay patient and follow all the rules, and you should have no problem getting your card.