Acknowledging the growing evidence supporting the therapeutic properties of cannabis and its compounds, the state of Ohio legalized medical marijuana on September 8, 2016. This opened the doors for Ohio residents to legally access marijuana for the treatment of certain medical conditions.
This allowed people with severe medical conditions to apply for the Ohio medical marijuana control program. Since then, more than 237,600 patients have registered for the program.
Now, one can only apply for an Ohio MMJ program if they have one of the qualifying medical conditions, upon the certification of any one of the licensed Ohio medical marijuana doctors.
Below are the qualifying conditions to participate in the Ohio medical marijuana control program.
As mentioned earlier, in order to get an Ohio medical marijuana card, you need to get a certification from a licensed physician certified by the Ohio State of Pharmacy. The physician should also have an active certificate to recommend (CTR) issued by the state. A certification as proof that you are medically advised for cannabis treatment for a debilitating medical condition.
The recommending physician will have access to the Patient registry form and will submit his/her recommendation for the patient to receive a medical marijuana card.
Here’s What the Physician Needs for the Patient’s Registration:
A licensed physician can recommend up to a 90-day supply of medical cannabis with three refills.
Step1: Visit a licensed physician certified with the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy and get a medical marijuana recommendation.
Step 2: Once your physician has registered your profile in the State medical marijuana program, you will receive an email asking you to log in to your profile in Patient Registry and complete the process by paying the fee.
Step 3: Once you get your medical card, find a licensed dispensary in Ohio and buy medical marijuana products.
Once you get your Patient & Registry card (medical marijuana card), you can easily purchase medical cannabis products from an Ohio dispensary with a certificate of operation issued by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Dispensary members will consult you regarding the dosing of the product for your particular condition. You can easily visit these dispensaries just by performing a google search on ‘medical cannabinoids dispensary near me.
There are also cannabis shops and online CBD stores that provide cannabis products including CBD products.
Note: Only patients with an active recommendation letter, medical marijuana card, and a government-associated ID card can purchase marijuana products.
The Ohio medical marijuana program has been running since 2016, yet many people are unaware of the different types of medical marijuana forms/products that are easily available at almost all the Ohio dispensaries.
Here are the different types of medical marijuana products available:
If you are considering cannabis as a potential treatment for any medical condition, you are advised to visit a licensed medical marijuana doctor and discuss your concerns to see if you need cannabis treatment or not. If yes, nobody can come in your way of seeking cannabis treatment.