Most frequent questions and answers
If you are an Ohio resident and have a qualifying medical condition, you will be eligible to apply for an Ohio medical marijuana card. You’ll need to obtain a medical marijuana recommendation from a registered physician and submit a patient application to the State Board of Pharmacy.
Patients diagnosed with any of the following conditions are eligible to apply for an OH medical marijuana card:
• Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
• Alzheimer’s disease
• Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
• Crohn’s Disease
• Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
• 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
• Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
• Terminal Illness
• Tourette’s Syndrome
• Traumatic Brain Injury
• Ulcerative Colitis
A caregiver is a person who provides basic assistance to a medical marijuana patient. This often involves helping the patient obtain and administer their medicine but can involve any number of other activities in which the patient may require some additional support due to their medical condition. Under Ohio law, the patient may designate a caregiver who may visit the dispensary and make purchases on the patient’s behalf.
No. Ohio’s medical marijuana law does not permit home cultivation.
Patients may purchase up to a 90-day supply at the dispensary. Under Ohio law, this is defined as follows:
• Up to eight ounces (two hundred twenty-six and eight-tenths grams) of tier I medical marijuana (testing at 23% THC or less).
• Up to five and three-tenths ounces (one hundred fifty and three-tenths grams) of tier II medical marijuana (testing over 23% THC).
• Up to twenty-six and fifty-five-hundredths grams of THC content in patches for transdermal administration or lotions, creams, or ointments for topical administration.
• Up to nine and nine-tenths grams of THC content in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible form for oral administration.
• Up to fifty-three and one-tenths grams of THC content in medical marijuana oil for vaporization.
A variety of products are available to Ohio patients including oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles and patches. Please note that medical marijuana will not be available in smoked form in Ohio.
Patient records will be maintained by your doctor and the State Board of Pharmacy. Strict rules protect the privacy of these records, including the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996. Your identity and patient status in the medical marijuana program may never be disclosed to anyone without your prior authorization. We take patient privacy very seriously and will gladly answer any questions or concerns you have about this important issue.
All medical marijuana is produced in Ohio at one of a few licensed cultivation centers. These facilities are carefully licensed and regulated by the Ohio Department of Commerce and must follow strict guidelines to ensure product safety. Dispensaries may not acquire marijuana products from any source other than the licensed and regulated facilities.