Online Medical Marijuana Card and Renewal FAQ
How do I register as a patient in the Ohio medical marijuana control program and receive my medical marijuana card online?
Visit a certified physician who can confirm that you have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. The physician will create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
Confirm and complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry (see medical marijuana patient registration guide).
What are the qualifying medical conditions to receive an Ohio medical marijuana card online?
Certified physicians may recommend medical marijuana only for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition. Under Ohio law, qualifying medical conditions include all of the following: 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 syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis.
In February 2021, the State Medical Board of Ohio determined the following conditions are considered covered by an existing qualifying condition: arthritis chronic migraines and complex region pain syndrome. These conditions were determined to be covered by pain that is either chronic or intractable.
Do I need to register with the state of Ohio?
Yes. All medical marijuana patients and their caregivers are required to register with the State Board of Pharmacy. More information on this process can be accessed here.
How long is my Ohio medical marijuana card valid?
A patient or caregiver registration will be valid from the date of issuance and expire one year later, on the last day of the month it was issued.
What forms of medical marijuana will be available in Ohio?
The following forms of medical marijuana are authorized: oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, lotions, creams, and patches. The law prohibits the use of medical marijuana by smoking or combustion but does allow for vaporization (vaping). The law prohibits any form that is attractive to children.
Can I grow my own medical cannabis plants in Ohio?
No. The law prohibits the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal, family, or household use.
How much is the Ohio medical marijuana card application fee to the state health department?
The patient must also pay a $50 annual card registration fee.
How much medical cannabis will a registered Ohio medical marijuana card holder be able to possess?
The amount of medical marijuana possessed by a registered patient or caregiver must not exceed a 90-day supply. Visit the patient and caregiver page for more information on how a 90-day supply is calculated.
How much is the Ohio medical marijuana card application fee?
The annual Ohio medical cannabis card application fee is $50 which is paid directly to Ohio.
How much is the Ohio medical marijuana card renewal fee?
The renewal cost paid directly to the state of Ohio to renew a medical marijuana card is $50.
How much medical cannabis can an Ohio medical marijuana card holder possess?
Ohio has a tiered possession limit. This means an Ohio medical marijuana card holder can have access to higher amounts of medical cannabis based on the medical marijuana doctors recommendation. This allows a certain amount of THC-infused cannabis products to a patient depending on the condition they have. A tier I medical cannabis cardholder can possess up to 8 ounces of THC that tests at 23% or less; and a tier II medical cannabis cardholder can have up to 5.3 ounces of THC that test above 23%, but not higher than 35%.
Can I grow medical marijuana plants in Ohio?
No. It is illegal to grow medical cannabis plants in Ohio. Ohio medical marijuana card holders must buy medical cannabis products from a legal medical marijuana dispensary.
How do I apply for an Ohio medical cannabis card online? What information do I need?
Date of Birth
Ohio Address (Must be a resident)
Valid ID (Must be an Ohio ID)
Must be 18 Years of age or older*
How long does it take for Ohio to approve of a medical marijuana card application?
Ohio gives an estimate of 2-3 weeks for the state health department to review your application and the doctor’s recommendation. This time frame may vary depending on the amount of applications processed.
Can any physician recommend a medical marijuana card in Ohio?
Ohio requires physicians to take courses and have a CTR (Certificate to Recommend). MMJ.com has carefully vetted our medical cannabis doctors specifically for your needs. All you have to do is schedule an appointment with MMJ.com to visit with an Ohio medical cannabis doctor.
Once I get my medical card, can I buy medical cannabis from an Ohio medical cannabis dispensary?
Yes. Once you receive a medical cannabis card, you are able to visit an Ohio medical cannabis dispensary and receive your medication.
Can I schedule an appointment with MMJ.com to get my Ohio medical marijuana card online?
Yes. Our process is made simple and efficient for you as a medical cannabis patient. Simply schedule and appointment with one of our Ohio medical cannabis doctors to get your medical marijuana card online.
What will I need for my Ohio medical marijuana card appointment?
You will need a photo ID or driver’s license. If you have a medical record on hand, it is helpful to have during the virtual appointment.
What will take place during an Ohio medical marijuana card evaluation?
An Ohio registered medical provider will have an examination and determine whether or not you should receive a recommendation for a medical marijuana card.
Will an Ohio medical marijuana card holder be publicly available?
No. The law prohibits the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, as well as Ohio licensed dispensaries, from making personal identifying information public. Medical marijuana physicians and those employed by dispensaries will be able to verify a patient’s registration.
Will I be able to buy medical marijuana products after I get my Ohio medical marijuana card online?
Yes. After you receive your Ohio medical cannabis card in the mail, you will be able to visit your local medical cannabis dispensary to purchase your medical marijuana products.
How do I register as a medical marijuana patient in the Ohio medical marijuana state registry?
Once you schedule an appointment with MMJ.com, a medical marijuana doctor will determine whether or not you qualify for a medical marijuana card. If you are approved, the medical cannabis physician will create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry. After they have added you into the registry, you will receive an email to confirm and complete your registration through the Ohio Patient and Caregiver Registry and pay the $50 application fee to Ohio Department of Health.