The Ohio Board of Pharmacy administers the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) in the state. The Board encourages medical marijuana cardholders to renew their medical marijuana cards 30 days before the expiration date. Registered medical marijuana patients must submit their renewal applications online, providing the OMMCP with the required documentation. Cardholders must have active Registry Accounts with the Board with valid email addresses. Upon successful submission, the renewed registry cards become available for download on the patients’ online profiles.
Yes. Medical marijuana patients can renew their expired medical marijuana cards online. To commence the process, a patient must visit a registered physician to discuss their qualifying conditions and obtain a new recommendation from the physician. Upon receiving the written certification, the cardholder must log into their registry account to begin their Ohio medical marijuana card renewal application. Once signed in, the patient must select the “Renew Card” button and follow the prompts to complete their application and pay the registration fees. The cards are issued instantly and can be printed from the patient’s profile.
Ohio medical marijuana cards have a validity period of one year from the date of issuance. Therefore, patients registered with the OMMCP must renew their medical marijuana cards annually.
Yes. Ohio medical marijuana card renewal process requires a patient to schedule an appointment with a registered medical practitioner. The doctor will assess their debilitating medical condition and issue a new written recommendation for medical cannabis use. In Ohio, only medical professionals licensed to practice medicine and surgery (MD) or osteopathic medicine (DO) may recommend medical marijuana use. They must also have active Certificates to Recommend (CTR) issued by the State Medical Board.
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy charges a non-refundable fee of $50 for medical marijuana card renewal. The Board waives 50% of this fee for veterans and indigents. To access the fee waiver, indigent and veteran patients must submit proof of enrollment in the Social Security Disability Income (SSDI) and the Department of Veterans Affairs programs with their applications.
A patient will also incur additional fees while seeking the services of a licensed medical practitioner. The fee covers the patient's medical reassessment and the written certification issued by the doctor.
The Ohio State Board of Pharmacy only accepts online applications for medical marijuana card renewals.
Currently, Ohio does not practice medical marijuana reciprocity. Hence, it does not recognize or accept medical marijuana cards from other states.