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Platform in the World
With Over 600,000
Patients Served

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Ohio's Best MMJ Telemedicine Service

Online Process is Fast and Secure

You don't need an appointment at NuggMD. Our licensed doctors are available from 8AM to 10PM, 7 days a week. Just complete a short online health questionnaire and be face-to-face with your new doctor in minutes!

Fastest Way to Get Your Rec

Once approved by your physician, they will enter you in the registry. You'll then receive an email prompting you to register with the Ohio MMCP. Once you've paid for your card, you can download an electronic copy that you can use right away!

Legally Buy Cannabis in Ohio

Once you receive your card, you don't even have to print it out! You can simply download it to your phone and show it to your dispensary. Need help finding a dispensary near you? Customer support will be happy to help.

Your Ohio Medical Marijuana Doctor Visit Includes

1-Year Ohio MMJ Recommendation

You'll receive a medical marijuana recommendation that's good for one year from an Ohio-certified medical marijuana doctor. Online yearly renewal is a piece of cake.

Secure and Private Service

Your records are completely confidential and securely stored in compliance with HIPAA and Ohio state laws.

Quick Recommendation

You'll get your approval within 24 to 48 hours after your doctor approves your qualifying condition.

Secure Online Payment

NuggMD's payment processor is completely secure. They accept American Express, Visa, and Mastercard. You're only charged if you're approved.

Extended, Convenient Hours

NuggMD's customer service agents are available to assist you from 8AM to 10PM daily. Your time is important, so we're ready when you are!!

Fast and Convenient Service

You can now complete your evaluation and state application completely from the comfort of your own home. No need to risk masking-up and braving a crowded waiting room.

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How to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio

Prospective patients must follow a straightforward three-step process to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio:

1. SIGN UP

Fill out a short, online confidential form which we'll send to one of NuggMD's available doctors for review.
  • See a Doctor.
  • Get a recommendation.
  • Register with the state.

The first step requires applicants to visit an Ohio state-certified physician. Your doctor will assess if you meet the criteria according to the qualifying conditions approved by the state. You can find a complete list of Ohio's qualifying conditions in the FAQ section below. 

If approved, applicants will receive an email prompting them to register with the state's patient registry. They have 90 days from receiving the email to complete the registration process. A $50 patient payment is due upon registration, with caregivers paying $25. The same cost applies to renewals. 

Indigent and Veteran applicants may apply to have their fees waived and should not register until their status has been confirmed. Otherwise, they risk paying the registration costs.

After registering, patients can purchase cannabis from a state-licensed dispensary. Patients must have an active medical cannabis card, physician recommendation and government ID to make purchases.

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About Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Ohio legalized medical cannabis in June 2016 when Governor John Kasich signed off on HB 523. The state allowed for a two-year window to establish the program, allowing qualified patients to travel to Michigan in the interim to obtain their medicine legally. Sales officially began in-state in January 2019.

The passage of medical marijuana laws follows a decades-long legalization battle. In 1975, Ohio decriminalized possession of up to 100 grams of cannabis. In 2015, voters failed to pass a measure which would have legalized adult use cannabis laws.

Ohio's cities and municipalities have continued to revise local ordinances in recent years. Such efforts saw penalties for possession reduced to $10 in specific towns, while several cities passed decriminalization measures of their own.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio lawmakers approved precautionary measures for consumers and dispensary staff. Allowances include placing phone orders and curbside pick-up at dispensaries.

99% of Ohio Patients Recommend NuggMD

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.
Cincinnati, OH

I was a little nervous to talk to a doctor about medical marijuana. Using NuggMD was very easy and they made me feel so comfortable. I highly recommend this service if you're thinking about obtaining a medical marijuana certification.

Elizabeth S.
Cleveland, OH

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. If you live in OH state you should definitely use NuggMD to get your medical marijuana card. It’s not expensive at all which I was so happy/thankful for!!

Alexa V.
Cincinnati, OH

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.
Columbus, OH

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. If you think you are eligible for this service go ahead and get your medical records before hand so then that way you can get approved by a doctor asap.

Ed M.
Cincinnati, OH
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Frequently Asked Questions
About Medical Marijuana in Ohio

How do I contact Ohio’s medical cannabis program?

1-833-464-6627
DPH.medicalcannabis@illinois.gov
https://www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/

Is there a list of qualified conditions?

Yes. The current list of qualifying conditions are as followed:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) 
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) 
  • Multiple sclerosis (MS) 
  • Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Positive status for HIV
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis

How long does my Ohio MMJ certification last?

Patient and caregiver registrations are valid for one year from the date the state issued the ID. Terminally ill patient registrations last for six months.

How much does my Ohio medical marijuana certification cost?

Patient registrations cost $50, with caregivers paying $25. Patients who qualify for Indigent or Veteran can apply to have their fees reduced.

How long does it take for Ohio to process my medical marijuana application?

The state Department of Public Health has up to 30 business days to review an application. If approved, the DPH has 15 business days to issue the patient their ID.

What types of medical marijuana products are available in Ohio?

Ohio allows patients to purchase and use flower, pills, edibles, concentrates, tinctures and oils.

Do I really need a medical marijuana card in Ohio?

Yes, the state of Ohio requires all patients and caregivers to have an active registration to comply with the state marketplace. All other activity is deemed illegal.

Can I smoke marijuana in public in Ohio?

No. Public consumption remains against the law.

Can I grow my medical marijuana in Ohio?

No, only state-licensed growers are allowed to cultivate medical cannabis in Ohio.

Can I purchase cannabis in Ohio with a card from another state?

No, the state does not recognize out-of-state ID cards.

Do I have to be a resident of Ohio to join the medical marijuana program?

Yes, you must be a resident of Ohio to get a medical marijuana card from the state.

Why see an Ohio medical cannabis doctor online.

While perceptions shift towards its favor, many doctors remain unwilling to discuss medical cannabis for their patients, much less recommend it. Medical marijuana is still a topic most schools don’t discuss due to its stigma and federal prohibition. In fact, most won’t even teach about the endocannabinoid system and its effect on plant cannabinoids. 

NuggMD is happy to fill the information void. We connect licensed physicians with patients in need to complete the required provisions in an application. These educated and experienced medical professionals are happy to discuss the medicinal benefits of the plant, as well as any other questions a patient has. They’re so glad to educate.

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