How To Obtain Your Medical Marijuana Card

Getting your medical marijuana card in Ohio can be done in just a few steps.

For more information on this and other topics, visit the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program website at

How does cannabis provide relief?

Medical cannabis is a unique and complex plant with numerous identified chemical compounds,

including over 100 identified cannabinoids, as well as terpenoids, flavonoids, and other botanical compounds. It is understood that all of these components work together synergistically to provide the greatest effects. Varieties of medical cannabis strains contain different constituent profiles, medicinal qualities, and potency.

Patients should first consult with a physician regarding health conditions that may be exacerbated by medical cannabis use.

What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Ohio?

Medical cannabis can support health and wellness in many ways. In Ohio, you must be diagnosed with one of the following conditions to receive a Medical Marijuana Card:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s disease
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • 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

Please note that this list is subject to change, and patients should always consult with a certified physician to determine if their medical condition qualifies for medical marijuana treatment.

How to obtain your medical marijuana card in Ohio:

  • 1

    Confirm your eligibility: Ohio allows patients with qualifying medical conditions to use medical marijuana. If you have a qualifying condition listed above, you are eligible to seek medical marijuana as a treatment.

  • 2
    Find a certified physician: You must obtain a recommendation for medical marijuana from a certified physician in Ohio. You can find a list of certified physicians on the OMMCP website.
  • 3
    Schedule an appointment: Contact a certified physician to schedule an appointment for a consultation. Bring your medical records and any relevant documentation to the appointment.
  • 4

    Complete the registration process: If the physician recommends medical marijuana for your condition, they will enter your information into the OMMCP patient registry. You will receive an email with a link to complete your registration online. There is a fee to register, and you will need to provide a valid Ohio driver’s license or state ID.

  • 5

    Obtain your medical marijuana card: Once your registration is approved, you will receive an email with a link to download and print your medical marijuana card. You can use this card to purchase medical marijuana from a licensed dispensary in Ohio.

  • 6

    Find a licensed dispensary: Ohio has licensed dispensaries throughout the state where you can purchase medical marijuana. You can find a list of licensed dispensaries on the OMMCP website.

  • 7

    Purchase medical marijuana: Once you have your medical marijuana card, you can visit a licensed dispensary to purchase medical marijuana products. The dispensary staff can help you select products based on your medical needs.

For more information on obtaining a medical marijuana card in Ohio, you can visit the OMMCP website at

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