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How to Get a Medical Card in Ohio in Minutes

  • 1. Signup

    Fill out a 30 second, confidential questionnaire. We’ll send it to one of our available medical marijuana doctors for review.

  • 2. Chat with a Doctor Today

    Our state-certified medical practitioners are standing by to help answer your questions and evaluate your cannabis needs.

  • 3. Get Your Card

    Once you’re approved, your physician will enter your information into the state's database. You'll receive an email to complete your state registration. Then print your card and begin shopping at any Ohio dispensary.

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Why get a medical cannabis card in Ohio?
Meet your perks.

Until adult-use sales begin in Ohio, you must have a med card to legally purchase or possess cannabis.
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Purchasing legal medical cannabis from an Ohio MMCP dispensary ensures you're using safe, tested product.
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Ohio medical cannabis patients receive legal protections that aren't available to consumers without a med card.
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Get support from a qualified Ohio practitioner who can answer your healthcare and cannabis questions.
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Over 1.3 Million Patients Trust NuggMD

  • " Very helpful and kind people to help you get a medical marijuana card, whole process was very easy and didn't take long at all. "

    Ed M.

    Ed M.

    4 months ago
  • " I got approved real fast. Met with the doctor virtually. He was very nice and told me what was good to use for my chronic back pain."

    Lisa S.

    Lisa S.

    4 months ago
  • " NuggMd was such an amazing help! They were so quick to answer all my questions & I mean I had a lot!! It was super easy to get approved for my medical card. The doctor was so nice. "

    Alexa V.

    Alexa V.

    4 months ago
  • " I recommend this program! The process was very easy and straight forward. I appreciate all the help of NUGGMD team and their patience since I did have a lot of questions for them! 5/5 STARS!"

    Francesca V.

    Francesca V.

    4 months ago

Qualifying conditions in Ohio

Most Common Conditions

All Conditions

In February 2021, the State Medical Board of Ohio determined that arthritis, chronic migraines, and complex regional pain syndrome are covered by another qualifying condition: pain that is either chronic or intractable.

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How to register for a med card in Ohio

Follow the instructions once you start the NuggMD process to fill out your application. Make sure you enter all of your information accurately to avoid possible delays in your processing. When you’re approved, your NuggMD medical marijuana doctor will initiate the state registration process by entering your information into the state database.

Once your doctor completes this process, you’ll receive email notification to finish your state registration via their online portal. You’ll need to enter all of the requested information and pay the state registration fee of $0.01.

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How to renew your med card in Ohio

Renewing your medical marijuana card in OH is an annual requirement for the program.

Thankfully, the process for how to renew your Ohio medical cannabis card isn’t complicated. And NuggMD makes the process even easier!

  • We’ll send you an email reminder when it’s time to renew,
  • Sign into NuggMD to meet with one of our state-certified medical practitioners,
  • Follow the provided steps to complete your med card renewal with the state.

Whether you got your initial recommendation with NuggMD or another doctor or service in the state, our medical marijuana doctors are standing by.

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We believe every Ohio resident deserves access to medical cannabis if they think it might improve their quality of life. Since our founding in 2015, we’ve held ourselves and our partners to the highest standards to ensure every Ohio medical cannabis card holder is able to access reliable cannabis information, trustworthy medical practitioners, and proactive updates on the cannabis healthcare ecosystem and Ohio legislation that may affect their experience as a medical cannabis patient in the Buckeye State.

Whether you’re a cannabis connoisseur or thinking of becoming a first-time medical marijuana patient, our network of Ohio-certified doctors will listen to your needs and give you an honest opinion about whether they think cannabis can help.

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Frequently asked. Frequently answered.

  • Ohio residents 18 and older with a qualifying condition and certification from their physician can register with the state’s medical marijuana program. Minors under 18 must have an adult caregiver and consent from their parent or another person responsible for providing consent to treatment.


    Have other questions about whether you qualify? Browse common Ohio patient FAQs.

  • Most patients in Ohio qualify under existing conditions, but there is a process to add conditions that aren’t listed. The process is slow and takes roughly a year. To add a qualifying condition in Ohio, the patient must submit a petition to the Ohio State Medical Board. You can learn more about the process on the Ohio State Medical Board’s website.

  • Your physician must authorize the use of a caregiver in Ohio and link the caregiver to you in the state’s database if you need one. Your doctor is the only person who can complete this step. A patient can link up to two caregivers to their account, and no caregiver can serve more than two patients.


    Once the physician enters the caregiver into the database, they will receive an email to complete the registration process. Caregivers must be approved by the State Board of Pharmacy, which can take up to seven business days


    The caregiver application fee is $0.01.

  • Having a medical marijuana card in Ohio is the only way to legally purchase or possess cannabis in the state for now. Voters approved full legalization with the November 2023 vote, but state regulators have 9 months to create regulations for legal sales, after which the department will need to begin the licensing process. It could take a year or more for legal sales to start.


    Even after recreational sales begin, having an Ohio medical card will carry a range of benefits. Buying cannabis legally ensures access safe, tested medicine, so it’s best to keep your card. Once legal sales start, patients will be exempt from the states 10% sales tax on recreational products. Patients also benefit from increased legal protections. Most importantly, patients receive proper medical guidance from their physicians, helping them to work cannabis into their health and wellness routine for maximum benefit.

  • NuggMD offers low-cost Ohio medical cannabis evaluations, and there’s no risk because patients who don’t qualify for the program will get their evaluation for free! After the evaluation, patient and caregiver registrations cost just a penny.

  • Ohio medical marijuana patients are allowed the following limits (patients with a terminal illness have higher limits):


    • Cannabis plant material: 9oz (10oz for terminal patients)
    • Cannabis topicals: 26.55g of THC (29.5g of THC for terminal patients)
    • Cannabis edibles & tinctures: 9.9g of THC (11g of THC for terminal patients)
    • Cannabis vaporization Oils: 53.1g of THC (59g of THC for terminal patients)
  • Medical marijuana patients in Ohio can purchase cannabis from any Ohio MMCP dispensary location. Cannabis delivery is not available for either medicinal or recreational purposes in Ohio.


    Patients can purchase oils, tinctures, capsules, plant material, edibles, lotions, creams, and transdermal patches. Use of medical marijuana by smoking or combustion is prohibited, but the law does allow for vaping plant material and a metered oil or solid preparation for vaping.


    Cannabis cultivation for personal use is not allowed under Ohio law, even with a medical marijuana recommendation.

  • Since marijuana is still federally illegal, insurers will not reimburse for the cost of medical marijuana products.

  • Your physician will upload your approval to the state’s database within 24 to 48 hours. You’ll receive an email shortly after inviting you to complete your registration with the state. Only click the provided link once! If you click it multiple times, you’ll receive an error message and will need to submit an email to the state to get your link re-issued. Once you’ve registered and paid the state registration fee, you’ll be able to print out your card and use it at a dispensary.

  • With NuggMD, you are ONLY charged for your evaluation if you are approved. We believe everyone deserves access to a qualified medical cannabis doctor, and the cost of an evaluation shouldn’t be a barrier.

  • You’ll only be charged if you’re approved for your medical marijuana certification. If not, your evaluation is free! If you sign up and pay for your evaluation, but then cancel before your evaluation, there is a small $10 fee for the payment processing. You can also change your mind after your evaluation if you wish and request a refund, but you must do so before your certification has been submitted to the state. Once you’ve been certified, a refund for services will no longer be available. Please send an email to with the subject line “Refund Request” and a brief description of your issue. We want to make sure you’re 100% satisfied with your purchase being that you, the customer, are the most important thing to us! Once a refund has been initiated, please allow 3-5 business days for the funds to transfer back to the card you used for the transaction. A refund is no longer available more than 30 days after the date of your evaluation. If any issues arise, please feel free to reach back out for further assistance.

  • Yes! You can see any physician with an active Certificate to Recommend cannabis from Ohio’s State Medical Board. All NuggMD physicians are licensed in the state for which they provide medical marijuana evaluations and have received all state-required certifications and training.

  • This depends on the state to which you’re traveling. Each state has different rules regarding reciprocity, and some don’t allow it at all. Check with your destination state to learn more.

  • Yes, you can as of June 2021. Before this, patients were required to present a valid Ohio driver’s license or passport. Now, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy allows a driver’s license or ID from any other state or any of the following documents:


    • *Birth certificate,
    • *Consular report of birth abroad,
    • *Certificate of naturalization,
    • *Certificate of citizenship,
    • *Permanent resident card,
    • *I-797 Case Type of N-565


    If you choose to use ID from another state, or one of the documents listed above, you’ll also need to provide two proofs of residency such as a W-2, paystubs, bill, deed, rental or mortgage statement. The list is extensive. To see the complete list of documents needed for an Ohio medical marijuana card, see this announcement from the State Board of Pharmacy.


    Learn more about Ohio’s cannabis laws and regulations.