Under Ohio law, cannabis is only available to medical patients for the treatment of certain conditions. This means proper procedure through a CTR doctor and the Board of Pharmacy must be strictly adhered to in order to obtain an OMMCP card.
While this can seem like a daunting task for potential patients, there is no need to stress. Nectar Medical Dispensaries has got you covered with our comprehensive guide on how to obtain medical marijuana in the state of Ohio.
Currently, the process to obtain your OMMCP card can be broken down into 3 steps.
The first step to acquiring medical marijuana is establishing a bona-fide relationship with a doctor who has their Certificate To Recommend. To meet the bona-fide relationship status you must meet with a CTR physician at least once per year, either in-person or by telemedicine.
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The CTR physician must confirm you have a qualifying medical condition to be able to recommend medical marijuana usage. Under Ohio law, the following medical conditions are eligible for the OMMCP.
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.
After your appointment the CTR physician ,who has access to the Patient registry, will submit their recommendations for a patient directly into the Patient Registry. In order to enter a patient into the registry, the physician will need the patient’s valid Ohio driver’s license, a valid Ohio identification card issued by the Ohio bureau of motor vehicles, or a form of identification that demonstrates residency and is approved by the Board of Pharmacy.
A registered caregiver can possess, obtain, and administer medical marijuana to patients who are associated with their care-giver registration. The CTR will need similar valid identification from a potential caregiver as well to enter their profile into the patient registry.
CTR physicians are permitted to recommend up to a 90-day supply with 3 refills totaling up to a 360 day supply if appropriate. For more information on how the 90-day supply is calculated, click here.
Once a CTR physician has entered a patient or caregiver into the registry, the patient/caregiver will receive an email that prompts them to log into their profile in the Patient Registry. When in the registry, you must complete your application and pay the fee to enroll in the OMMCP.
The annual cost of the registration is $25 for caregivers and $50 for patients. Patients who qualify for veteran or indigent status may qualify for fee reductions. For more information click here.
It is important to note that only patients with an active registry card, an active recommendation, and their associated government issued ID can make a purchase in the state.
After completing your registration, you are eligible to shop at an Ohio dispensary that possesses its certificate of operation from the Board of Pharmacy such as one of our 3 amazing Nectar Medical Dispensary Locations. Come visit us in Cincinnati, Euclid, or Bowling Green for the premiere experience in cannabis shopping for medical patients.
From flower and concentrates to edibles, tinctures, and topicals, our friendly staff has got you covered in finding the perfect selection in medication. So for any existing or potential patient, be sure to finish this guide off with a visit to one of our Nectar Ohio locations to experience the Gold Leaf Standard in cannabis shopping.