Obtaining your Ohio Medical Marijuana Recommendation
After legalizing medical marijuana in 2016 and the first licensed dispensaries opened in January of 2019, Ohio is now preparing to be the 21st state to legalize recreational cannabis when they place a question being put on the ballot on November 7, 2023. Ohio currently has over 125,000 registered medical marijuana card holders. The law also decriminalized possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana. You may be thinking that when this passes, you will no longer need to obtain or renew a medical marijuana card.
The following conditions qualify a patient to receive a medical marijuana card: AIDS/HIV, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s Disease, Cachexia, Cancer, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Crohn’s Disease, Epilepsy or another seizure disorder, Fibromyalgia, Glaucoma, Hepatitis C, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic/severe or intractable pain, Parkinson’s Disease, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Sickle Cell Anemia, Chronic Pain, Spinal Cord Disease or Injury, Tourette’s Syndrome, Traumatic Brain Injury, or Ulcerative Colitis.
Medical marijuana is available in the form of oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, lotions, creams and patches at 57 medical cannabis dispensaries across the state that receive their inventory from only 33 licensed cultivators in the state. Marijuana is only legal to smoke in vapor form, not joint form.
In addition to restrictions on the forms of medical marijuana sold in Ohio, medical marijuana is among the most expensive in the United States due to some of the highest marijuana business licensing fees in the country. Large-scale growers pay $200,000 a year and dispensary owners pay $70,000 every two years plus $100 for each strain or dosage of a product and employee registration fees, all of which gets passed on to the consumer.
A little over half of medical marijuana card holders in Ohio have expressed that they are “extremely dissatisfied” or “somewhat dissatisfied with the medical marijuana program in the state due to the price, and have admitted to purchasing recreational and medical marijuana in Michigan and taking it back to Ohio illegally for substantially yes money (approximately 44% less). While prices are high due to these factors and the large demand compared to the supply, discounts of up to 30% are available for veterans and those who qualify for indigent status.
Overseen by the State Pharmacy Board, marijuana is required to be distributed as eight ounces of dried flower or an equivalent amount of THC divided into 1/10th of an ounce containers sold as “whole day units” in a 90-day supply. Ohio is the only state to calculate and regulate medical marijuana in this way.
Ohio also differs from other states in that it has a tiered possession limit, depending on the potency. Tier I medical cannabis cardholders can possess up to 8 ounces of medical marijuana with a THC content of 23% or less. Tier II card holders can purchase up to 5.3 ounces of plant material products with a potency of between 23% and 35% THC. Patches, lotions, creams, and other topical medications cannot exceed 26-55 grams of THC. Cannabis oil, tincture, capsules, and all other edibles have a limit of 9.9 grams of THC. Vaping oils can contain as much as 53.1 grams of THC. Terminally ill patients have higher limits.
Ohio does not have employment protection laws for registered patients. Patients who have a medical marijuana card are also not allowed to have a concealed-carry gun permit or a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and vice versa. Because marijuana is still illegal at the federal level, you also are not eligible to become a government employee. A felony does not exclude you from getting a medical marijuana card.
Personal cultivation of marijuana, even for medical purposes, is still illegal in Ohio. Ohio also does not have reciprocity with other states medical marijuana cards, meaning residents of other states cannot purchase medical marijuana in Ohio and Ohio residents cannot use their card in another state.
Medical marijuana cards for patients are also among the highest in the country, ranging from $165-$250 for the Physician Recommendation and an additional $50 yearly to the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. Patients must also be recertified annually by a licensed physician. If a card holder has a diagnosis of a terminal illness, the card will only be issued for six months.
A caregiver applying for a medical marijuana card must be at least 21 years of age, be listed on the patient certification, be able to prove Ohio residency, and pay their own $50 annual card registration. A caregiver can only assist two patients at a time.
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If you are approved your digital recommendation will be uploaded to the state. Once the state approves your digital card can be downloaded and your ID will be mailed to your address.
The 420ID recommendation is different from the medical marijuana cards you will get from other states. 420ID handles the whole process online, so no wasting time sitting in a doctor’s waiting room to get your application approved. 420ID also helps you complete your applications for your recommendation. A medical marijuana recommendation has its perks but a 420ID recommendation has even more! Don’t settle for anything less!
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The following are just a few of the advantages to having a medical marijuana card after recreational cannabis use is legalized.
Bypass the lines with “VIP Dispensary Access”: The last thing someone who is suffering from a physical or mental issue wants to do is wait in the long lines with recreational users that will occur.
Priority Access to Inventory: Again, because you aren’t having to wait in line, you get the best selection available every time you go into the dispensary with your medical card.
Medical Users Can Buy More: Those with a medical marijuana card can purchase up to eight ounces of marijuana buds or its equivalent in rolled, liquid, or edible form per doctor/nurse practitioner prescription (limit 2 prescriptions and cards) for up to 16 ounces of product. Medical card holders can also grow more plants in a secured place.
Custody Protection: Medical marijuana users and their caretakers cannot be stopped and charged for possession of over the recreational limits.
Tax Savings: Medical marijuana will still be taxed an additional state rate of 5.75% in addition to the regular state sales tax and municipalities have the ability to tax more, but recreational marijuana will be taxed at a higher rate of an additional 10% if approved.
When you contact 420ID to help you apply for your medical marijuana card, you will need to provide your full name, date of birth, Ohio Address, Telephone Number, Ohio ID and be 18 years of age or older. Your appointment with one of our online doctors that holds an active Certificate to Recommend with the State Medical Board will take less than 30 minutes and you will have your card in just a couple of weeks and you will be able to go into any dispensary in the state.
The 420ID card is different from the medical marijuana card you get from the state of Ohio. The card provided by the state is paper (that you have to print off yourself) like your Social Security Card. Ours is plastic like a credit card. 420ID handles the whole process online, so no wasting time sitting in a doctor’s waiting room to get your application approved. 420ID also helps you complete your applications for purchasing medical marijuana. A medical marijuana card has its perks but a 420ID card has even more! Don’t settle for anything less!
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