Ohio’s House Bill 523, was approved on May 10th, 2016, effectively authorizing use of cannabis for medical purposes and establishing the Medical Marijuana Control Program.Approved Consumption Methods - Flower (For Vaporizing Only), Concentrates, Edibles, Patches, Capsules,Topicals, Tinctures.To be eligible for a medical cannabis card, patients must:
  • Patients must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a Resident of Ohio with a valid Ohio I.D. to demonstrate proof of residency. A passport, out of state I.D. or other photo identification is accepted alongside a document showing proof of residency, such as a bank statement or utility bill.
  • Obtain legitimate medical records or documentation from their primary care physician describing their diagnosis. These records must be taken to an initial marijuana evaluation appointment.
  • Register with the Ohio Department of Health upon receiving a medical cannabis recommendation - further details will become available once the Medical Cannabis Program in Ohio has been finalized.
  • Have been diagnosed by a registered physician as having a ‘severe, life-threatening or debilitating medical condition.
Qualifying Conditions‘Severe, Life-Threatening or Debilitating Medical Conditions’ in Ohio’s medical program are considered one of the following:
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intractable or Chronic Pain
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spinal Cord Injury or Disease
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Ulcerative Colitis
Phone: (614) 466-4143Website: www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov