Ohio’s medical marijuana program became operational in January 2019. House Bill 523, which legalized MMJ in Ohio, passed in 2016, but regulatory red tape delayed implementation from the program. So now that medical marijuana is finally available in Ohio, how do you get an Ohio MMJ card in 2022? Keep reading to find out!
Can you get a medical card online in OH?
Yes, you can apply for an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card online at Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Website.
Doctors OH Medical Marijuana
Not all doctors in Ohio are certified to recommend medical marijuana treatment. The easiest way to find an Ohio doctor certified to recommend MMJ treatment is to schedule a telemedicine consultation at MMJRecs Online Clinic.
How do I get my Ohio MMJ card in 2022?
Getting an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card online is a quick and easy process. The first step is to schedule a video consultation with a licensed Ohio physician at MMJRecs Online Clinic. The consultation will only take 5 to 10 minutes.
Once the doctor has verified your suitability for MMJ treatment, they will sign an Ohio Medical Marijuana Certification Form and email it to you within two business days.
You will then need to log in to Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program application page and complete your registration. Once you’ve been approved, you can print your Ohio Patient Certificate and legally purchase MMJ at Ohio dispensaries.
What are the eligibility requirements for a medical card in Ohio in 2022?
You will be eligible for an Ohio medical marijuana card if you have one of the following medical conditions:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Chronic pain (severe/refractory) including but not limited to chronic migraines and complex regional pain syndrome
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
- Epilepsy (seizures)
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s disease
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) – Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Parkinson’s disease
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- sickle cell anemia
- Spinal cord injury
- terminal illness
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
How Much Does a Medical Marijuana Card Cost in Ohio?
The fee for an Ohio MMJ card is $50 for patients or $25 for caregivers. The same fee must be paid each year to renew the card.
Where can you buy medical marijuana in Ohio?
Ohio medical marijuana cardholders can purchase MMJ products at any MMJ dispensary in Ohio.
How many MMJ dispensaries are there in Ohio?
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy initially set a limit of 57 medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio. However, in April 2021, they issued 73 more dispensary licenses, so there are now 130 medical marijuana dispensaries located in Ohio.
What MMJ products are available in Ohio?
The following medical marijuana products are available at dispensaries in Ohio:
How many MMJs can you legally own in Ohio?
The legal purchase limit for Ohio MMJ has been increased to 9 ounces of dried flower, regardless of THC content, in a 90-day period.
Is home cultivation of medical marijuana legal in Ohio?
Unfortunately, it is not yet legal for MMJ patients or caregivers to grow their own medical marijuana at home in Ohio.
Where and how to consume medical marijuana in Ohio?
It is illegal to smoke medical marijuana in Ohio, even in a private residence. It is only legal to vape MMJ in Ohio.
Can you use an out of state MMJ card in Ohio?
Ohio does not currently practice medical marijuana card reciprocity. This means that only Ohio-issued MMJ cardholders can purchase medical marijuana products at dispensaries in Ohio.
Is recreational marijuana legal in Ohio?
Recreational marijuana is not yet legal in Ohio. However, Representatives Jamie Callender and Ron Ferguson recently introduced a bill to legalize marijuana in the state.
If passed, the “Ohio Adult Use Act” will make it legal for adults 21 and older to buy and possess up to 50 grams of marijuana and grow up to six plants for personal use.
For the foreseeable future, however, obtaining an MMJ card is the only way to legally access marijuana in Ohio.
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