How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio

Ohio has joined the long list of cannabis-friendly states by offering medical marijuana to patients with a wide variety of conditions. However, while it’s relatively easy to secure high-quality medical cannabis, you still have a couple steps to make that happen.

If you have a qualifying disease or physical condition, you need to know how to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio. Fortunately, we’re about to outline the process step by step.

How to Get a Medical Card in Ohio

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) is in charge of dispensing medical cards in the state. Fortunately, you just have to follow a relatively simple three-step process to get an Ohio medical marijuana card:

First, you need to visit a recommending physician. Your doctor must be able to confirm one of many different diseases and conditions that can help you qualify for a card. Examples include chronic pain, PTSD, cancer, and many more.

Next, you have to submit your payment through the Patient & Caregiver Registry website Once your approved, you can start buying at dispensaries like The Citizen by Klutch.

How Much Does it Cost to Get a Medical Card in Ohio?

The cost varies by physician. It can range from $50 – $300 for the year.

When submitting your payment to the State, you’ll have to pay $50 to the OMMCP. You’ll also have to pay the same amount each year when applying for your Ohio medical marijuana card renewal.

That said, if you’re a caregiver buying medical marijuana for a patient, you only have to pay $25, both upfront and during the renewal process.

Which Conditions Will Help Me Qualify for a Medical Marijuana Card?

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Board updates its list of treatable conditions on the OMMCP website. As of 2021 (when the list was updated), the following conditions can qualify for a medical card:

  • Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Arthritis*
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic migraines*
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Complex regional pain syndrome*
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or other seizure disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s disease*
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Positive status for HIV
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spasticity*
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Terminal illness*
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

How to Find a Medical Marijuana Dispensary in Ohio

Ohio law states that you must buy medical cannabis from a licensed dispensary. The OMMCP website also has a list of available locations for your reference. Since the OMMCP is in charge of handing out cards and verifying the validity of claims, it makes sense to browse this list. This way, you can make sure you’re going to the right dispensary.

That said, The Citizen by Klutch is Ohio’s number one dispensary option, so we hope you come visit us sometime soon!

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