1. How do I get an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?

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.

2. What are the qualifying conditions for Medical Marijuana in Ohio?

Official Debilitating Conditions List in Ohio:

  • AIDS – HIV
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy or Another Seizure Disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntingtons Disease
  • IBD – Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • MS – Multiple Sclerosis
  • Chronic, Intractable and Severe Pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • PTSD – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
  • Terminal Illness
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis

3. What is a caregiver?

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.

4. How do I appoint a caregiver?

A caregiver will be required to be certified through a recommending physician and pay the license registration through the State Board of Pharmacy.

5. Are patients permitted to cultivate medical marijuana?

No. Ohio’s medical marijuana law does not permit home cultivation.

6. How much medical Marijuana are patients permitted to purchase?

Patients may purchase up to 45-days worth of Medical Marijuana per 45-day Fill cycle. For more information on allotments and supply usage, please visit:

7. What medical marijuana products are permitted in Ohio?

A variety of products are available to Ohio patients including oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles concentrates, and patches. Please note that medical marijuana in Ohio is approved for vaporization only.

8. How will my privacy be protected?

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 are will gladly answer any questions or concerns you have about this important issue.

9. Where does the marijuana come from?

All medical marijuana is produced in Ohio at a licensed cultivation center. These facilities are carefully regulated by the 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.