Ohio medical marijuana card FAQ

Do I need a card to enter a dispensary in Ohio?

When visiting a dispensary in Ohio, you're required to show your registry barcode, either digitally on your phone or in print. Additionally, a state-issued driver's license or photo ID is necessary. This includes minors who are patients. After verifying the ID, the patient or their caregiver will be allowed into the waiting area.

Which category of patients needs a caregiver?

Patients who are minors or have a physical disability that prevents them from self-administering medical marijuana may require a designated guardian / caregiver. Caregivers can assist in obtaining and administering medical cannabis for eligible patients.

Who is eligible to apply for a medical marijuana card in Ohio?

Individuals who have been diagnosed with qualifying medical conditions by a certified physician are eligible to apply for a medical cannabis card in Ohio. These conditions include chronic pain, PTSD, and others. Our doctors can assess your eligibility and, if necessary, diagnose you during the consultation.

Besides licensed physicians, are there other healthcare professionals who can prescribe medical marijuana in Ohio?

In Ohio, the authorization to recommend medical marijuana extends not only to licensed physicians but also includes Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs). These healthcare professionals, under specific conditions, can certify patients for medical marijuana use. They must have an active, unrestricted license, and a bona fide physician-patient relationship with the individual seeking medical marijuana.

How can I find a medical professional who prescribes medical marijuana?

Dr.Weedy offers a convenient telemedicine platform that connects you with licensed medical professionals who can prescribe medical marijuana. Our online evaluation process allows you to consult with a doctor from the comfort of your own home and get your data entered into the patient registry within 24 hours.

Learn more about how to get an MMJ card in your Ohio city:



Does Dr.Weedy assure a medical card approval?

While the decision rests solely with our physician, we can't promise a definite approval. But, if after evaluation you don't meet the criteria, we commit to a full refund. So, booking your assessment comes with zero risks!

I received an activation link to the email address specified in the questionnaire. How long does the link last?

The activation link remains valid for a period of 90 days from the date of its issuance. Please note that this link can only be used once to proceed with the payment. Upon clicking the link, you'll be prompted to create a password for your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry. This password will enable you to access your account at ohiomedicalmarijuanaregistry.com, using your email as the username along with the newly created password.

Is my personal information kept confidential during the application process?

Yes, we take the privacy and security of your personal information seriously. Our platform operates on a HIPAA-compliant system, ensuring that your data remains confidential throughout the application process. Your information is only accessible to authorized personnel involved in the evaluation and registration process.

What documents do I need to provide for the application?

You will need a valid photo ID (like a driver's license or passport), proof of Ohio residency, and medical records supporting your qualifying condition. Our online application will guide you through the required documentation.

How Can I Update My Role as a Medical Marijuana Caregiver?

If you're a caregiver, you need to refresh your registration with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry. If you're already enrolled as a patient caregiver, just head over to ohiomedicalmarijuanaregistry.com and select "Renew Card."

Can I reuse my medical records for every card renewal?

Certainly! You can utilize the same medical records for subsequent consultations with our physician. But, you'll be required to complete a fresh intake form, provided in the confirmation email after setting up an appointment.

Can I get my card renewed through Dr. Weedy even if a different physician saw me previously?

Absolutely! Whether your previous doctor isn't accessible or their services didn't meet your expectations, Dr. Weedy is ready and willing to assist with your medical card renewal.

When do I need to renew my medical marijuana card in Ohio?

You need to renew your medical marijuana card in Ohio 30 days before its expiration date.

Is online renewal possible for my Ohio medical card?

Absolutely! Just register with Dr. Weedy and have a consultation with a licensed physician from Ohio online. Follow the provided link to fill out the application on the Patient & Caregiver Registry. After completion, you can download your medical card and buy cannabis legally from any licensed dispensary.

How frequently should I update my medical cannabis card?

Ohio mandates that patients renew their medical cannabis certification on an annual basis.

What is MMJ Card Renewal?

Your marijuana card must be renewed every 12 months from the date of receipt. Expired MMJs are not recognized as the right to buy marijuana and grow it legally. So it is necessary to update information every time, including diseases, contact information, and prescriptions, with the State Board of Pharmacy. Without renewal, the marijuana card will be invalidated and the right to buy marijuana will be lost.

The data in the State Board of Pharmacy ohiomedicalmarijuanaregistry.com is updated automatically, along with the marijuana card itself, when a patient completes a renewal application. Dr.Weedy will make sure that your marijuana card is updated on time and quickly.

Can I use my out-of-state marijuana identification card to purchase medical marijuana in Ohio state?

No. Only certified patients with a OH state Registry Identification Card may purchase approved medical marijuana products in Ohio state.

Can I get a med card without a Ohio ID?

You will need to possess a valid Ohio state ID or driver’s license to apply for a medical card in Ohio. If you do not possess a OH state ID, you will instead need to be able to produce proof of residency within OH along with your out-of-state U.S. photo ID.

Is medical marijuana covered by insurance in Ohio?

Medical marijuana is not covered by insurance in Ohio. Patients are responsible for the cost of both the medical evaluation and the medical marijuana products.

Are there any restrictions on using medical marijuana in public places in Ohio?

Yes, using medical marijuana is prohibited in public places, including schools and places of employment. It's essential to adhere to Ohio's laws and regulations regarding medical marijuana use.

Can I give my medical marijuana to someone else?

No, sharing or distributing your medical marijuana to someone else is not allowed under Ohio's medical marijuana program. Your medical cannabis is intended for your personal use only.

What are the limits for patients who purchase medical marijuana through dispensaries?

The law categorizes participants in Ohio's medical cannabis program into two groups: terminally ill patients and their caregivers, and other patients and their caregivers.


For terminally ill patients and their caregivers, the limits for a 90-day supply of medical marijuana, based on the product release form, are as follows:

- Dry Flower: 10 oz. (283.5 g) of plant material

- Topicals: 29.5g of THC content in patches, lotions, creams, or ointments

- Edibles & Tinctures: 11g of THC content in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible form for oral administration

- Vaporization Oils: 59g of THC content in medical marijuana oil for vaporization.


For other patients and their caregivers, the limits for a 90-day supply are as follows:

- Dry Flower: 9 oz. (254.7 g) of plant material

- Topicals: 26.55g of THC content in patches, lotions, creams, or ointments

- Edibles & Tinctures: 9.9g of THC content in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible form for oral administration

- Vaporization Oils: 53.1g of THC content in medical marijuana oil for vaporization


It's important to verify the current limits, as they may be subject to change. As of the latest available information, these are the specified limits for medical marijuana purchases in Ohio.

What is the limit on a one-time purchase of medical marijuana at a dispensary for an Ohio MMJ cardholder?

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) sets specific limits for one-time purchases and 90-day supply for patients in the MMJ Ohio program. As of the latest information:


Whole Day Unit (Single Purchase Minimum):

A patient and their caregiver collectively must purchase a minimum quantity known as a Whole Day Unit. The Whole Day Unit quantities are defined as follows:

- Dry Flower: 1/10 oz. (2.83 g) of plant material

- Topicals: 295mg of THC contained in a patch, lotion, cream, or ointment

- Edibles & Tinctures: 110mg of THC contained in an oil, tincture, capsule, or edible for oral administration

- Vaporization Oils: 590mg of THC contained in oil for vaporization


90-Day Supply & 45-Day Fill Periods:

The program establishes the maximum quantity of product a patient and their caregiver can purchase within a 90-day period. The 90-day supply may consist of multiple forms of medical marijuana, but the total quantity shall not exceed the defined limits. The 90-day supply is defined as follows:

- Dry Flower: 9 oz. (254.7 g) of plant material

- Topicals: 26.55g of THC content in patches, lotions, creams, or ointments

- Edibles & Tinctures: 9.9g of THC content in oil, tincture, capsule, or edible form for oral administration

- Vaporization Oils: 53.1g of THC content in medical marijuana oil for vaporization


New 45-Day Fill Periods:

Since April 17, 2020, Ohio has simplified the process for patients, caregivers, and dispensaries to calculate days’ supply. The patient’s 90-day recommendation is now divided into two 45-day fill periods based on the current, active recommendation. Key points include:

- Each patient’s 90-day recommendation is divided into two 45-day fill periods.

- Patients can purchase a full 45-day supply at any time during that 45-day fill period.

- If the 45-day allotment is purchased before the end of the current fill period, patients must wait for the new period to begin before making additional purchases.

- There is no rollover from one fill period to the next; the maximum purchase remains a 45-day supply.


These regulations aim to streamline the process for patients while maintaining the overall legal limits defining a 90-day supply. For the latest information, it is advisable to check the official website of the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program or consult with a qualified healthcare professional.

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