HOW TO GET YOUR MEDICAL CANNABIS CARD
GET CERTIFIED BY A PHYSICIAN
- Visit an Ohio certified physician who can confirm that you have a qualifying condition and have the physician create your profile in the patient and caregiver registry.
- When you visit the doctor, be sure to take government-issued identification, including minors.
Acceptable forms of ID:
- Unexpired Ohio driver’s license
- Unexpired Ohio identification card issued by the Ohio BMV (adults & minors)
- Unexpired US passport or US passport card (adults & minors)
- Once you have received your recommendation from your physician, your physician’s office will enter you into the patient registry.
- You will receive an email confirmation to complete your registration.
- Confirm your information and pay $50 annual registration fee for your card; $25 if you're a Veteran or qualify for indigent status.
- Download your card. You can print a copy or wait for your card to come in the mail.
- Purchase medical cannabis from an approved dispensary in Ohio.
- Remember to bring to the dispensary the form of government-issued identification you used to register with the State of Ohio in Step 1.
In order to expedite the caregiver registration process and reduce exposure to higher risk patients during the COVID-19 outbreak, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued the following guidance for caregiver registration:
- A patient can now have up to three caregivers, and caregivers can have up to three patients.
- Caregivers may now be added by Board staff using the process outlined in the link below.
This guidance is being issued in accordance with a Board resolution adopted on March 2, 2020 and shall remain in effect until rescinded by the Board.