There are a wide range of medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana in the state of Ohio. Start here to find a certified physician to confirm your condition and create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
Last step, purchase medical marijuana from Uplift
Frequently Asked Questions
Dispensaries are not permitted to refer patients to certified physicians. More information can be found here: Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) | Ohio Department of Commerce
HOW CAN I REGISTER AS A CAREGIVER TO RECEIVE MY CAREGIVER CARD?
The patient’s physician will create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
HOW DO I FIND A PHYSICIAN WHO IS CERTIFIED TO RECOMMEND MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
Again, dispensaries are not permitted to refer patients to certified physicians. Please check Division of Cannabis Control (DCC) | Ohio Department of Commerce for information on how to contact a physician.
ONCE I RECEIVE MY ACTIVATION EMAIL, HOW LONG WILL THE LINK WITHIN BE ACTIVE?
The link will be active for 90 days. You can only access it once.
CAN A CAREGIVER PURCHASE MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
Yes, as long as the caregiver is linked to a patient.
WHAT IF I EXPERIENCE ISSUES WITH CREATING MY PASSWORD?
Please contact the MMCP at 1-833-464-6627, or email at [email protected]
WHAT MEDICAL CONDITIONS CAN BE TREATED WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
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, arthritis chronic migraines and complex region pain syndrome.
DO I NEED TO REGISTER?
Yes, Medical marijuana patients as well as caregivers need to register.
HOW LONG WILL REGISTRATION BE VALID?
Registration will be valid from the day it was issued to one year later on the final day of the month of issuance.
WILL MY REGISTRATION STATUS BE MADE PUBLICLY AVAILABLE?
No, it will not. Personal identifying information regarding your registration is protected by law. The appropriate physicians and licensed dispensaries will be able to verify your registration.
WHERE WILL I BE ABLE TO OBTAIN MEDICAL MARIJUANA?
You can obtain medical marijuana at licensed dispensaries.
WHAT FORMS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA WILL BE AVAILABLE?
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 NEW FORMS BE APPROVED?
Yes. An individual may petition the Board of Pharmacy to approve an additional form or method of using medical marijuana. The petition form can be found by visiting: www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/AddFormMethod.
REMINDER: The law prohibits any form or method considered attractive to children and the use of medical marijuana by smoking or combustion.
WILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE AVAILABLE TO MINORS?
Yes. However, a certified physician may recommend treatment with medical marijuana only after obtaining the consent of a parent or another person responsible for providing consent to treatment. Minors are also required to have an adult caregiver.
WILL I BE PERMITTED TO GROW MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR PERSONAL CONSUMPTION?
No. Cultivating medical marijuana for personal or household use is strictly forbidden.
HOW MUCH MEDICAL MARIJUANA WILL A REGISTERED PATIENT OR CAREGIVER BE ABLE TO POSSESS AT ONE TIME?
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.
WILL I BE ABLE TO USE MY MEDICAL MARIJUANA REGISTRATION CARD IN OTHER STATES? WILL AN OUT-OF-STATE CARD BE RECOGNIZED IN OHIO?
The law requires that the Board of Pharmacy attempt to negotiate and enter into reciprocity agreements with other states. Before entering into an agreement with another state, the Board must determine that both of the following apply:
(1) The eligibility requirements imposed by the other state in order to obtain a registry identification card are substantially comparable to Ohio’s requirements; and,
(2) The other state recognizes a patient or caregiver registration and identification card issued in Ohio.
DOES OHIO RECOGNIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARDS ISSUED BY OTHER STATES?
As of right now, no. Ohio does not recognize medical marijuana registration cards from other states. The Ohio Boardo f Pharmacy is required to attempt, in good faith, to negotiate and enter into reciprocity agreements with other states. In the event that a reciprocity agreement is made, more information will be posted on the OMMCP website.