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Ohio does not recognize reciprocity for patients from other states so you cannot use your card for medical cannabis purchases in Ohio.

  1. Visit a certified physician who can confirm that you have one of the medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana.
  2. Complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
  3. Purchase medical marijuana from Good River Wellness!  (An Ohio dispensary with a certificate of operation from the Board of Pharmacy.)
Link to Ohio’s medical marijuana site: https://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/patients-caregivers

In your home or other private location. Medical cannabis may not be consumed in public and may not be consumed on Good River Wellness‘s property.

Medical cannabis offers a natural alternative to synthetic drugs, avoiding the long-term side-effects, and for many people around the world, provides an essential treatment. Medical cannabis is rapidly gaining popularity and notoriety as a plant-based medicine used to alleviate conditions, diseases and symptoms such as:

  • AIDS
  • amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • cachexia
  • cancer
  • chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, or another seizure disorder
  • fibromyalgia
  • glaucoma
  • hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s disease
  • inflammatory bowel disease
  • multiple sclerosis
  • pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • positive status for HIV
  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • sickle cell anemia
  • Spasticity
  • spinal cord disease or injury
  • terminal illness
  • Tourette syndrome
  • traumatic brain injury
  • ulcerative colitis

In February 2021, the State Medical Board of Ohio determined the following conditions are considered covered by an existing qualifying condition:

  • arthritis
  • chronic migraines
  • complex region pain syndrome

These conditions were determined to be covered by pain that is either chronic or intractable.

HOW TO OBTAIN MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Obtaining medical marijuana through Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program involves three steps:

  • Visit a certified physician who can confirm that you have one of the medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana and have the physician create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
  • Confirm and complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
  • Purchase medical marijuana from an Ohio dispensary with a certificate of operation from the Board of Pharmacy.

For more information, use the patient and caregiver resources on this page or review the following quick reference guide:

How to Obtain Medical Marijuana

We offer all forms of medical marijuana products allowed under the Ohio medical marijuana program, they include:

  • Flower
  • Cartridges
  • Oils for Vaping
  • Concentrates
  • Edibles
  • Tinctures
  • Transdermal Patches
  • Topicals

To qualify for the Ohio medical marijuana card program (OMMCP) you must be diagnosed with one of the qualifying conditions on the Qualifying Conditions page.

The State Board of Ohio will set timelines for petitions to be filed electronically through the State’s website. New qualifying condition petitions need to include:

  • The name and contact information
  • Specific disease or condition requested to be added
  • Information from experts who specialize in the study of the disease or condition
  • Relevant medical or scientific evidence
  • Consideration of whether conventional medical therapies are insufficient to treat or alleviate the disease or condition
  • Evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana to treat or alleviate the disease or condition and other types of medical or scientific documentation
  • Letters of support provided by physicians
  • See the current list of approved qualifying medical marijuana conditions.

A caregiver is a person who assists a registered medical marijuana patient by representing them on their behalf at the dispensary. They are able to purchase, transport, possess and administer medical marijuana to patients.

Registration Process: Caregivers go through the same registration process as patients, see the three step registration process.

Must pay a $25 annual registration fee

Once caregiver is registered with the OMMCP, the patient will need to designate the person as their caregiver.

Eligibility
Age: Must be at least 21 years of age.
Exception: Parents of a minor patient, who is 18 years of age or older may serve as the minor patient’s caregiver.

Residency: Must be a resident of the state of Ohio to qualify for the Ohio medical marijuana program.

Rules

  • Caregiver Max: Patients may not designate more than 2 caregivers.
  • Patient Max: Caregivers may serve no more than 2 patients.

Exception: The state board of pharmacy may permit a caregiver to serve more than 2 patients under certain conditions, see below.

Exclusions
The state board of pharmacy shall deny a submission for a caregiver registration if the individual is identified on any of the following databases:

  • System for Award Management (SAM)
  • Excluded individuals and entities by the office of inspector general in the U.S. Dept. of HHS
  • Dept. of Rehabilitation and Corrections
  • Ohio DODD Online Abuser Registry
  • Sex Offender and Child-Victim Offender
  • The National Sex Offender Public Website
  • Dept. of Rehabilitation and Correction
  • The State Nurse Aide Registry

Patients who qualify for Veteran status may be able to have their registration fee reduced by 50%.

To register for one of these statuses make sure to inform your recommending physician that you qualify to register with a special status.

The state board of pharmacy may reduce registration fees to 50% of the full registration price for a prospective patient who qualifies for indigent status, and any prospective caregiver for such a patient.

Make sure your recommending physician is informed that you qualify to register with a special status.

There are 2 types of cost for new patients registering for an Ohio medical marijuana card.

Physicians Recommendation: Different physicians set their own cost for evaluations and recommendations. Many also offer different discounts for select patients. Typically cost can range from $73 – $250.

Registry Fee: Once your recommending physician has registered you for the program you will be required to pay $50 to the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

Patients who qualify for Indigent or Veteran special status may have their registration fee reduced by 50%. Visit our Indigent or Veteran resource page for more information.

Registering to receive medical marijuana through Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program (OMMCP) involves a three step process:

  • Find A recommending physician Doctor
  • Complete Your Registration
  • Visit A Dispensary

The State Medical Board of Ohio provides an interactive map of all doctors with an active certificate to recommend medical marijuana.

Once you find a nearby doctor, click on the corresponding dot and click on the View Data button on the pop-up to see the doctor’s contact information.

Visit the BOP recommending physician webpage.

Patient and Caregiver registrations are valid for one year. Patients diagnosed as terminally ill will have their registration expire after six months.

Registration expires on the last day of the month it was issued. Learn how to renew your registration.

Patients and caregivers will be able to renew 30 days prior to the expiration date found in their registry cards.

To renew your medical marijuana card you will have to schedule a visit with your certified to recommending physician (CTR) to renew your BOP registration for another year.

Once your physician has renewed your recommendation you will see a red “Renew Card” button. Upon clicking the button you will have to agree to legal statements before submitting your annual $50 registration fee. Download the OMMCP Renewing Registration – Quick Reference Guide.

Learn how to find a physician with a certificate to recommend near you. Visit the BOP recommending physician webpage.

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