When COVID-19 rose to prominence in early 2020, medical providers needed a way to still see and service their patients while still socially distancing and avoiding close-contact. As a result, telemedicine has become an increasingly popular form of medicine which has allowed doctors and patients to have virtual visits from the comfort of their respective offices and homes. This allows patients to stay within their comfort-zone and getting a medical marijuana card has never been more convenient!
On Dec 22, 2021, Governor Mike Dewine signed into Ohio law HB 122, which allowed permanent use of telemedicine for Medical Cannabis qualifications in Ohio. Previously, the Medical Board in Ohio temporarily suspended the requirement for in-person examination temporarily due to COVID-19, but this suspension is now permanent. This means that if you are interested in acquiring an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card, you do not even need to leave the comfort of your home!
Initially, any patient wishing to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio had to make an initial in-person visit to their doctor, as well as an annual, in-person, checkup appointment. However, the Medical Board in Ohio suspended these requirements due to COVID-19, allowing patients to meet with their Ohio medical marijuana doctor via telemedicine.
If you or a loved one suffers from a qualifying condition and feel medical marijuana may be helpful, please do not hesitate to contact one of our experienced medical cannabis doctors in Ohio. We are happy to meet with you via video-conference to ensure everyone’s health and safety, while still providing you with the best service possible.