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Things To Know Before Getting A Medical Card In Ohio

Things To Know Before Getting A Medical Card In Ohio

A medical card in Ohio is a form of identification issued by the state. It is proof that the cardholder has completed an evaluation and it has been determined that a medical condition legally allows them to purchase products from a cannabis dispensary. Anyone who is not a patient with an approved condition will not receive a medical card in Ohio and may not purchase such products from a dispensary.

Conditions That Qualify for a Medical Card

The state medical board in Ohio has the responsibility of certifying doctors to recommend patients with certain conditions for a medical card. Qualifying conditions under state law include:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Seizure Disorder, such as Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Severe Chronic or Intractable Pain
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • HIV Positive
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sickle Cell Anaemia
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
  • Terminal Illness
  • Tourette Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis

Does A Medical Card Expire?

Many people are under the misconception that once you are granted a medical card in Ohio, it will be valid for life. However, that is not the case. You will need to renew your card every year. You will need to make the required visits to your doctor in order to continue to receive the benefits. If you fail to follow the requirements, on the day your current card expires, you will immediately lose all of the benefits.