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Ohio Medical Marijuana FAQs

If you have any questions which are not answered below, please contact us.

For every patient, the decision to qualify for a medical marijuana card has important financial and health aspects. What are the reasons an individual may apply for card rather than purchase cannabis without a card?

1) Safety

It cannot be understated how much regulation the state of Ohio performs over dispensary products vs. anything that may be purchased off the street. Cannabis purchased from an Ohio dispensary is extensively tested under Ohio Board of Pharmacy regulations, and the licensed producers invest heavily in quality control measures.  Compare this to the unknown origins of black-market cannabis, which has recently been found to be tainted with dangerous drugs in some areas and the benefit of the regulated medical market becomes clear.

2) Dosing Options

Many patients find relief from their medical conditions through smoking cannabis. However, this route may not be ideal or appropriate for every patient or medical condition. Licensed Ohio dispensaries offer a wide range of dosage forms. These include oral drops, capsules, topicals and many others that can help you find the best fit for your lifestyle and condition. Visit the website of a licensed Ohio dispensary to learn more!

3) Legality!

Of course, the top reason to obtain a medical cannabis card in Ohio is to comply with the law! Marijuana use in Ohio is still illegal without a recommendation from a physician. Why risk the monetary penalties of prosecution when a simple procedure exists to medicate legally?

TruReleafMD’s Ohio Medical Marijuana doctors are here to answer any questions you may have about Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program. You can also visit the official state site here

At the time of your initial consultation, TruReleaf MD physicians ask that you bring supporting documents detailing your diagnosis or prior treatment to the clinic. Please also bring identification or evidence of residency in Ohio.

No, you will not have your medical marijuana card with you when you arrive for your visit. In fact, before you can be assigned a patient ID number, which you’ll need to apply for the card through the state Office of Medical Marijuana Use, a medical cannabis provider like those at our TruReleaf MD must qualify you and complete an examination.

Unfortunately, because medicinal cannabis remains illegal under federal law, no insurance provider has chosen to cover cannabis-related treatments.

We take all required steps to ensure that we are HIPAA compliant. Any personal health information you provide will be kept completely confidential.

Individuals who have been diagnosed with one of the numerous medical marijuana qualifying conditions are eligible to treat that condition with medical cannabis. These conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Spasticity
  • Neuropathy
  • Terminal Cancer
  • Many More

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a qualifying condition for medical marijuana in Ohio, please refer to our step-by-step guide on how to get an Ohio medical marijuana card here.

The activation email from the State of Ohio contains a link that is good for 90 days.

Yes. Once you click the link, you’ll create a login which can be used to access the dashboard at any time.

Yes, as long as you have a licensed caregiver. This caregiver, often a parent, must consent for the minor to use medicinal cannabis.

Currently, the state of Ohio permits the following forms of consumption for Medical Marijuana:

  • Smoking Flower
  • Vaporizing
  • Edibles
  • Extracts
  • Tinctures
  • Topicals

Edibles’ strength can vary widely, just like any other cannabis product, so always check with your medical cannabis specialist for dose advice.

Cannabinoids (CBD, THC, etc.) are taken into the circulation through the digestive tract when you eat edibles. The cannabinoids will go through a first metabolic pass through the liver during the process.

The effects are often more gradual and can last substantially longer because the process takes longer than other intake methods, such as smoking, and the metabolites are longer acting.

Medical marijuana in the form of edibles has many benefits and can treat a number of conditions, including:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • COPD
  • Asthma
  • Dysmenorrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Lupus
  • Anxiety
  • Migraines
  • Cancer