An appointment with an OMMCP-participating medical marijuana doctor with a CTR license is a prerequisite to joining the medical marijuana program in Ohio. You can find a list of medical marijuana doctors in Ohio with CTR licenses using the interactive map on the State Medical Board of Ohio website.
Seeing a medical marijuana doctor is a requirement when applying for inclusion in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP). An Ohio medical marijuana doctor is required to assess your medical condition and determine whether you have one of the qualifying conditions under the OMMCP.
Minors must also see a medical marijuana doctor to recommend medical marijuana before they may be enrolled in the OMMCP. However, minors are required to have the consent of their parents or legal guardians before being certified by their physicians. Whether you are an adult or a minor looking to register with the OMMCP, only one medical marijuana doctor certification is required.
Only physicians with an active Certificate-to-Recommend (CTR) are allowed to prescribe medical marijuana to qualifying patients in Ohio. Also, only physicians with an active license to practice osteopathic medicine and surgery or medicine and surgery under Section 4731.29 or 4731.14 of the Ohio Revised Code may be issued CTR licenses. In addition, these healthcare practitioners must have undergone the minimum 2-hour continuing medical education required by the State Medical Board of Ohio and hold active registrations with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
The OMMCP allows medical marijuana doctors from other states in the United States who have fulfilled the requirements for a CTR license to obtain the certification in order to prescribe medical marijuana to eligible patients in Ohio. There are currently medical marijuana doctors in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia with active Ohio CTR licenses.
The OMMCP provides an interactive map of all medical marijuana doctors with an active certificate to recommend in the state. As of September 2023, 228 medical marijuana doctors have CTR licenses. Of this figure, 225 are in Ohio, 5 in Pennsylvania, and 1 in California, Colorado, Florida, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and West Virginia.
You can use the CTR Search Map available on the State Medical Board of Ohio website to find Ohio medical marijuana doctors in your area. The map tool also allows users to view the names, license numbers, practice names, addresses, cities, and postal codes of medical marijuana doctors in Ohio.
Yes. The OMMCP allows physicians to meet their patients online via telehealth or telemedicine appointments. Telemedicine appointments offer greater privacy than traditional appointments, allowing patients to attend appointments from the comfort of their homes.
An Ohio medical marijuana doctor can recommend up to a 90-day supply of marijuana products, divided into two 45-day fill periods. Hence, a medical marijuana patient may not purchase more than half their 90-day allotted amount during each 45-day fill period. A 90-day supply of medical cannabis is up to:
Note that Ohio's medical marijuana prescription limit is the same for both minors and adults registered as patients in the OMMCP.