Medical Marijuana In Ohio

Medical Marijuana In Ohio

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3 Steps to get medical marijuana in Ohio!

Getting an Ohio medical marijuana card is easy if you qualify.

Residents of Ohio who are 18 years of age and have one of the qualifying conditions can see a medical marijuana doctor. Then there’s just a three step process:

  1. See a qualified medical marijuana doctor online
  2. Complete the state application and register with the state of Ohio OMMC (Office of Medical Marijuana Commission)
  3. Visit a licensed dispensary

Fortunately, Ohio allows telemedicine appointments via your computer. Doctors that have been approved by the State Board of Ohio can recommend/prescribe medical marijuana. You can obtain an appointment quickly using online/telemedicine appointments. Registering for a consultation is quick and easy and the telemedicine tool allows you to see the doctor from the comfort of your own home at a time that is convenient for you. Patients find that the consultation is a comfortable experience and much better than having to travel to visit a doctor in person. Typically the consultation can last from 15 to 30 minutes.

There are also options for medical patients under the age of 18 with their guardians.

How fast can I see a medical marijuana doctor?

That depends, the medical marijuana doctors in Ohio can see patients all over the state online. Many times there is a doctor available immediately, other times you will schedule a time that is convenient for both of you and then you’ll visit the telehealth website during the appointment schedule time. The key is to register immediately so you can see the doctor for your evaluation appointment as soon as possible.

Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions

What are the conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana card in Ohio?

Certified physicians may recommend medical marijuana only for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition that has been diagnosed by a doctor. Under Ohio law, all of the following are qualifying medical conditions:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis/Lou Gehrig’s disease
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic, severe and/or intractable pain
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • HIV-positive status
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord injury or disease
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Ulcerative colitis

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What is an Ohio marijuana card?

In Ohio, patients are required to have a medical marijuana card to purchase cannabis from a licensed medical marijuana dispensary. A medical marijuana patient can choose any of the dispensaries that sell medical cannabis according to their physician’s recommendation. Medical marijuana patients must register with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy in order to get their official medical marijuana card /ID. Medical marijuana patients must renew their registration with the Ohio Board annually. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMC) oversees the policies for Ohio’s medical marijuana program.

When you add you complete the state application for the patient registry, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy will review the application and typically approve your medical card within 72 hours. Once the patient registration is approved, the patient pays the $50 and then will be able to print out their new Ohio medical marijuana card. You must register and pay the $50 annually to remain active in the program.

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How much does it cost to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio?

We’ve seen prices as high as $250 for a doctors appointment. Fortunately, we’ve found doctors that can offer Ohio residents access to a certified medical marijuana doctor for just $199.

What do I need for a medical marijuana appointment in Ohio?

  1. Ohio state drivers license or state ID
  2. Medical records so you can share documentation of a covered condition
  3. Medical history. Be prepared to share information about your condition and the symptoms. Also, you’ll want to review what else you’ve tried to alleviate symptoms and share your experiences with medical cannabis or other solutions.

What happens at the medical marijuana appointment.

You’ll review your medical history with the physician. The doctor will want to know about your symptoms as well as the diagnosis so he/she can recommend a proper medical marijuana treatment. The doctor may provide you with a certain amount of medical marijuana education depending on your experience with cannabis. As mentioned above, sharing with the doctor any other information like any medicine you may have taken to alleviate symptoms and whether you had success.

What if I’m not approved for an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?

Don’t worry. If you don’t qualify with one of our doctors for a medical card, you won’t be charged! You’ll get a full refund for the appointment.

How to purchase medical marijuana in Ohio.

Once an Ohio resident medical marijuana patient has been approved and received their medical card, they can visit a licensed dispensary to purchase the medical marijuana products. The dispensaries will ask to see the medical card as proof you are allowed to purchase.

Medical marijuana patients have to pay for their cannabis medicine with cash. Unfortunately, credit cards and other methods of payment are not accepted yet.

What types of cannabis products does an Ohio medical cannabis dispensary carry?

There are now many medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the state. The CalmEffect medical marijuana dispensary locator has information about the dispensaries including discounts available. qualified patients.

Patients with a medical marijuana id card can purchase cannabis at the Ohio Dispensaries.

Like most industries there’s now a mix of national dispensaries and dispensaries local to Ohio across the state. Local municipalities have to approve Ohio dispensaries opening in their town. Currently, there are dispensaries now open in Cleveland, Columbus, Springfield, Sandusky and more!

Budtenders at the dispensaries will review your certified doctor’s recommendation and then will review different products they have that might help with some of your symptoms like anxiety, chronic pain, and sleeping challenges. The dispensary reps are there to help you so feel free to share your cannabis experience and goals. What types of cannabis medicine are available in Ohio?

  • Flower (including 1/8ths, quarters, and ounces)
  • Edibles (like candies and chocolate bars)
  • Extracts
  • Tinctures
  • Topicals
  • Vapes

Is Medical Marijuana legal in Ohio?

The Ohio legislature adopted House Bill 523 in July 2016 allowing doctors to recommend/prescribe marijiuanas to patients that have medical conditions that qualify. The OMMC regulates the medical conditions that qualify and other rules. New provisions are added consistently and perhaps one day soon adult use / recreational marijuana will be available. That said, marijuana is still not legal federally, so you can only be in possession of cannabis (as a consumer) if you are a patient with a marijuana card or are a registered caregiver. Law enforcement in Ohio should not be citing patients that have a medical marihuana card and the appropriate amounts on hand. But, patients cannot violate any other laws (like driving while under the influence/impaired)

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Ohio Medical Marijuana Doctors Can Help You!

Medical Cannabis Doctors are ready to serve you in these areas and more. Once you connect with a Physician through CalmEffect and obtain a medical cannabis card, medical marijuana patients will have access to the Ohio medical marijuana dispensary locations.

Medical marijuana doctors can see patients who are Ohio residents living in the below locations and more. In fact, an Ohio resident anywhere in the state can use telemed for medical marijuana.

  • Columbus
  • Cleveland
  • Cincinnati
  • Toledo
  • Akron
  • Dayton
  • Parma
  • Canton
  • Youngstown
  • Hamilton
  • Medina
  • Bowling Green
  • East Liverpool
  • Elyria
  • Englewood
  • Grove City
  • Lancaster
  • Lorain
  • Kettering
  • Newark

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