FAQ - Ohio Medical Marijuana Card

Can I get an Ohio medical marijuana card online?

Yes, you can get a medical marijuana card online if you are diagnosed with a medical condition that qualifies you for medical marijuana in Ohio. Consultations with the certifying health care providers are conducted via telehealth appointments and the application with the state is also done online.

How soon will I receive an answer after paying for the consultation appointment?

Your medical provider will give you their advice and recommendations during your consultation.

How can I pay for an appointment for a medical marijuana card?

You can pay for your appointment using major Credit Cards. All fees associated with Ohio State Cannabis will be reflected as charges from Booking and Information Portal, LLC on your billing statement.

How long does it take to get a medical marijuana card decision in Ohio?

Once approved by the state-licensed certifying health care provider, the recommending physician creates your profile in the Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control System’s Patient & Caregiver Registry, so you can complete the application online.

With the created profile, confirm your information, pay the state fee, and as soon the application is processed and approved you can download and/or print your Ohio Medical Cannabis Card for immediate use. Most online applications are approved by OMMCP on the same day.

Ohio does not require a physical MMJ card, so you can show the downloaded printout or the electronic copy on your phone at the dispensary.

What is the total cost to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio?

The total cost to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio is the cost of the appointment with the medical professional plus a $50 fee, charged during the online application with the state of Ohio. Since there is no physical card, the digital card is generated by the state at no cost.

What is the refund policy? How does money back work?

If you do not receive approval for medical cannabis following your meeting with a medical provider, you can receive a full refund for your certification appointment. We cannot provide a refund for your certification appointment if your application for medical cannabis is denied by the state or if you are ineligible to apply as a medical patient. Our refund policy only applies to the provider's approval process.

All refunds are issued back to the original payment methods. While the refunds are submitted right away, some banks and credit cards may take 5-10 business days to show the transaction.

Do you guarantee a positive decision on the issuance of a medical marijuana card?

The decision of a certifying health care provider is based on the medical condition of the patient. While we cannot guarantee that you will get approved, we guarantee the refund of the money if you meet the qualifications but the appointment does not result in an approval.

Can I renew my Ohio medical card with you if I was seen by a different doctor last year?

Yes, renewing your medical card can be done by any health care provider licensed by the state of Ohio to certify cannabis patients.

Why get a medical marijuana card?

Having a medical marijuana card is the only way to legally possess cannabis products in Ohio.

What are the qualifying conditions in Ohio?

In order to qualify for the Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program, the patient must have one of the following conditions:

  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS - Lou Gehrig’s disease)
  • Cachexia (Wasting Syndrome)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis (A, B, and C)
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Seizures
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Spinal Cord Injury / Disease
  • Stroke
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Can I still apply for a medical marijuana card in Ohio if I don’t have a qualifying condition?

Under the current laws in Ohio, residents can apply for the inclusion in the Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control System only if their certifying physician recommends cannabis in writing for a listed condition.

How long is a medical cannabis card in Ohio good for?

Ohio medical cannabis certification is good for 1 year, expiring on the date of registration. You can renew your medical card up to 30 days before the expiration date, by getting recertified by a state-registered medical practitioner.

How do I cancel my Ohio medical cannabis card?

If no longer needed, the medical cannabis card can be voluntarily relinquished in your Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program’s Profile. Once surrendered, you can no longer purchase medical marijuana.

If you do not renew the certification, your card will expire 1 year after issuance.

Can I use my Ohio medical marijuana card in other states?

Fifteen states and territories offer some forms of medical marijuana card reciprocity or allow patients from Ohio to obtain a temporary out-of-state card while visiting:

  • Arkansas
  • Hawaii
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • Washington D.C.

The following states offer legalized adult (recreational) use of cannabis:

  • Alaska

  • Arizona

  • California

  • Colorado

  • Connecticut

  • Delaware

  • Illinois

  • Maine

  • Maryland

  • Massachusetts

  • Michigan

  • Minnesota

  • Missouri

  • Montana

  • Nevada

  • New Jersey

  • New Mexico

  • New York

  • Oregon

  • Rhode Island

  • Vermont

  • Virginia

  • Washington

  • Washington D.C.

Note: According to the Federal law, possession of cannabis is illegal, and so is traveling with it across the state lines.

Will health insurance cover the cost of my Ohio medical marijuana card?

No. Since cannabis is considered a Schedule I substance, it is illegal at the federal level. This fact bars cannabis from coverage by health insurance. \ \ Note: Once medical cannabis is rescheduled by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) as a Schedule III or higher, then it may be officially included in the health insurer’s drug formulary list and/or paid for using Health Savings Accounts (HSA). Unit then health insurance doesn't cover it.

Can I get a med card in Ohio without a state ID?

No, in order for the certifying medical practitioner to approve the application for medical cannabis, every patient must provide proof of residency in Ohio, by showing their state-issued ID. The certification is issued using the information listed on the provided ID.