Ohio Medical Marijuana Questions

1. You must be a resident of Ohio.

2. Patients below 18 years must get the consent of their legal guardian to receive cannabis treatment. Additionally, their legal guardian must serve as their caregiver.

3. You must establish and maintain a bona fide relationship with a doctor who has their CTR for medical marijuana.

4. Your doctor must confirm that you ail from one of the qualifying conditions for a medical card.

CTR physicians may recommend medical marijuana for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition. Under Ohio, qualifying medical conditions include the following: AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, Huntington’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosis, pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s disease, positive status for HIV, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, Spasticity, spinal cord disease or injury, terminal illness, Tourette syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis. 

In February 2021, the State Medical Board of Ohio determined the following conditions are covered by an existing qualifying condition. It was confirmed that Arthritis, chronic migraines, and complex region pain syndrome fall under the category of pain that is either chronic or intractable making them qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.

Obtaining a medical marijuana card can be broken into three steps.

1) Visited a certified physician who can verify that you have a medical condition that qualifies. Should you qualify, then your physician will create your profile in the  Patient and Caregiver Registry.

2) Confirm and complete your registration for Medical Marijuana online, through the Patient and Caregiver Registry. You will be given instructions by your physician.

3) After you have registered, you can purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary with its certificate of operation from the board of Pharmacy such as our 3 Nectar medical dispensary locations.

You can find a physician with their CTR for medical marijuana on the State Medical Board of Ohio’s website. Click the link here to find a physician who is qualified to recommend marijuana as a medical treatment.

A patient or caregiver registration is valid from the date of issuance and expires one year later on the last day of the month the registration was originally issued.

No, State law prohibits the Board of Pharmacy and licensed dispensaries from making personal/identifying information public. Physicians and those employed in  dispensaries will only use your information to verify patient or caregiver registration.

After registering and receiving a medical card. You can shop  at any dispensary that has been licensed by the Board of Pharmacy in Ohio such as one of our 3 amazing Nectar locations in the state.

Patients and caregivers may not exceed a 90 day supply in terms of personal possession. You can click the link here for a fill-period calculator to help determine your fill periods in purchasing medical marijuana.

The following forms of medical marijuana are authorized: plant material, oils, tinctures, lotions, edibles, creams, and patches. Ohio law bans consumption via smoking or combustion but does allow for the vaporization of medical marijuana. Furthermore, any form of cannabis that can be attractive to children is
prohibited per Ohio Administrative Code.

Common Medical Marijuana Questions

Cannabis is an annual flowering plant that people consume for recreational and medicinal purposes. Cannabis plants are typically labeled as being indica or sativa, and the plants themselves possess chemicals called cannabinoids that provide different effects. The two most commonly found cannabinoids are as follows:


– THC is the principal cannabinoid in cannabis and is chiefly responsible for
the psychoactive properties than cannabis possesses(read more here)


– CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is believed to provide both physical pain and stress relief (read more here)

Cannabis can come in many different forms and products. While the buds from a marijuana plant are available, cannabinoids can also be extracted into different forms of concentrates and oils. To do this a solvent or solventless extracting process is employed, the most common solvents process being BHO extraction.

Cannabis oils are often utilized to create tinctures. These tinctures are generally high potency and are intended to offer a strong experience when medicating, that is free of gluten, free of sugar, and requires no inhalation for consumption.

Cannabis flower and concentrates can also be utilized to create a vast selection of edible products. Edibles can range from low dosage 5-10mg products to 100mg+. Like tinctures, edibles offer an inhalation free experience when medicating.

Cannabis has numerous potential effects such as pain relief, stress/anxiety relief, improved sleep and many more potential uses for patients. While these benefits are commonly talked about, there is still much we do not know. We hope to see this change in the coming times as a result of H.R. 8454 aka the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act. (read more here)

As the two most popular cannabinoids THC and CBD often have some misconceptions between the two. THC is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis plants that provides elevating effects, while CBD is the non-psychoactive compound that is thought to provide pain and anxiety relief.(read more here)

Vaporizing – cannabis flower can be ground and vaporized out of flower specific vaporizers. Concentrates are also vaporized through pens or dab rigs to achieve a very potent form of medication. Through the application of heat as opposed to an open flame, the cannabinoids in the flower or concentrates are activated more effectively for better medicating.

Edibles- Concentrate forms of cannabis can be incorporated into food to feel the effects of cannabis without ever smoking it. There are numerous edible options available today as it has become a very popular choice in consumption. Edibles do not typically have an immediate effect but can have a very potent and long-lasting elevation.

Topicals- Cannabis can amazingly be incorporated into different creams and lotions for use. It is thought that these creams tend to help with things such as joint inflammation, arthritis, and overall soreness relief.

While a green out can occur from overconsumption, overdosing on cannabis is impossible. There has never been one recorded fatal case of a cannabis overdose, however cannabis can impair judgment and coordination so make sure you are careful not to accidentally injure yourself when medicating with cannabis. (read more here)

Nectar FAQS

There are currently three Nectar Dispensaries serving  patients in the state of Ohio. The cities of Euclid, Bowling Green, and Cincinnati are each home to a Nectar Medical Dispensary.

Cincinnati Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Monday-Sunday  ( 7:00am – 9:00pm )

Bowling Green Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Monday-Friday ( 10:00am-7:00pm )
Saturday ( 10:00am-4:00pm )
Sunday ( Closed )

Euclid Medical Marijuana Dispensary
Monday-Saturday ( 11:00am-7:00pm )
Sunday ( Closed )

Nectar Markets was founded in 2014 in Portland where we continue to operate to this day. Founded on the principles of providing the best in-store experience, quality and prices of our products, we made the decision in 2023 to share the Nectar difference with patients by expanding our operations into medical marijuana. As a result we have opened our first 3 Ohio medical dispensaries in Bowling Green, Euclid, and Cincinnati.

Nectar Markets currently operates in 3 states with dispensaries in Oregon, California, and Ohio. Whether we are serving recreational customers or medical patients, you can be rest assured that you will receive the very best in quality, prices, and service from our staff. As a vertically integrated dispensary we are proud to say we have over 40 locations operating in these 3 states, and all of them are ready to show off why we are the Gold Leaf standard in cannabis dispensaries.

Nectar’s deals operate on a weekly basis so you don’t miss out on our awesome specials. We want to make sure you have the opportunity to shop for your desired deals from our vast selection of products, so be sure to stay tuned for our weekly rotation! (click here for deals)