Ohio’s medical marijuana program became operational in January 2019. House Bill 523, which legalized MMJ in Ohio, was passed in 2016, but regulatory red tape delayed implementation of the program. So now that medical marijuana is finally available in Ohio, how do you get an Ohio MMJ card in 2022? Read on to find out!
Can You Get A Medical Card Online In OH?
Yes, you can apply for an Ohio medical marijuana card online at the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program website.
OH Medical Marijuana Doctors
Not all doctors in Ohio are certified to recommend medical marijuana treatment. The easiest way to find an Ohio physician who is certified to recommend MMJ treatment is to schedule a telemedicine consultation at the MMJRecs online clinic.
How Do I Get My Ohio MMJ Card In 2022?
Getting an Ohio medical marijuana card online is a quick and straightforward process. The first step is to schedule a video consultation with a licensed Ohio physician at the MMJRecs online clinic. The consultation will only take 5–10 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’ll then need to log into the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program application page and complete your registration. Once you have been approved, you can print your Ohio patient certificate and legally purchase MMJ from Ohio dispensaries.
What Are The Qualifying Conditions For A Medical Card In Ohio In 2022?
You will qualify for an Ohio medical marijuana card if you have any of the following medical conditions:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
- Chronic pain (severe/intractable), 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 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 needs to be paid annually to renew the card.
Where Can You Buy Medical Marijuana In Ohio?
Ohio medical marijuana cardholders can purchase MMJ products in any Ohio MMJ dispensary.
How Many MMJ Dispensaries Are In Ohio?
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy originally set a limit of 57 medical marijuana dispensaries in Ohio. However, in April 2021 they issued a further 73 dispensary licenses, so there are now 130 medical marijuana dispensaries located across Ohio.
What MMJ Products Are Available In Ohio?
The following medical marijuana products are available in Ohio dispensaries:
- Marijuana flower
- Concentrated oils and waxes
- Topicals such as transdermal patches
How Much MMJ Can You Legally Possess In Ohio?
The legal purchase limit for Ohio MMJ has been increased to 9 ounces of dried flower, regardless of THC content, over 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 cultivate their own medical marijuana at home in Ohio.
Where And How Can You Consume Medical Marijuana In Ohio?
It is illegal to smoke medical marijuana in Ohio, even in a private residence. It is only legal to vaporize 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 holders of Ohio-issued MMJ cards can purchase medical marijuana products in Ohio dispensaries.
Is Recreational Marijuana Legal In Ohio?
Recreational marijuana is not yet legal in Ohio. However, Reps. Jamie Callender and Ron Ferguson recently filed 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 purchase and possess up to 50 grams of marijuana and grow up to six plants for personal use.
For the foreseeable future, however, getting an MMJ card is the only way to legally access marijuana in Ohio.