How To Get Medical Marijuana In Ohio

In order to be afforded legal protection under the Ohio Medical Marijuana law, qualified medical marijuana patients must register with the mandatory state medical marijuana program and possess a valid identification card by submitting a marijuana card application to the State Board of Pharmacy.

Ohio State law allows for a maximum of a 90-day supply of medical marijuana and allows the following benefits:

  • Access Marijuana Dispensaries — Your marijuana card will give you the opportunity to obtain a regular supply of medical marijuana from approved dispensaries. The dispensaries approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy will provide you with very potent strains of cannabis so you can experience rapid relief each time you take your recommended dosage. You’ll also have access to tinctures, oils, patches, and vaporizers to prepare effective marijuana recipes.
  • Possess a Sufficient Supply of Marijuana — With your marijuana card, you’ll never have to cope with an inadequate supply of this medicine again. The card qualifies you to buy the dose recommended by your doctor. You can also purchase more than a single dose at a time as long as you don’t exceed the total amount you can hold within a month.
  • Use Your Card in Other States — In the near future, you’ll be able to use your Ohio medical marijuana card in some other states. The law states that the Board of Pharmacy should make an attempt to negotiate with other states to create a mutual agreement for card usage. This means card holders registered in Ohio will be able to use their cards to purchase marijuana in states that have similar requirements.

Conditions That Qualify For Medical Cannabis In Ohio:

  • AIDS
  • HIV
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Chronic and severe pain
  • Intractable pain
  • PTSD
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Commission shall establish and update the list of debilitating medical conditions for which medical marijuana certifications may be issued on an annual basis, consistent with current, peer-reviewed medical research.


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be a resident in the state of Ohio with proof of residency
  • Non-medical marijuana is still illegal in Ohio.
  • Medical marijuana will not be covered by insurance.
  • Home grows are NOT allowed under the current legislation
  • Smoking cannabis is not permitted and must be consumed via vaporizing, edibles, transdermal patches, topical lotions & oils
  • A diagnosis by a medical marijuana approved doctor recommendation showing a debilitating medical condition is required
  • A state issued medical marijuana card is required
  • While the new Ohio medical marijuana law allows you to travel out of state to obtain your medicine, it still remains a federal crime to transport cannabis over state lines
  • Patients from other states that have their medical marijuana card will be able to purchase medical cannabis in Ohio