Ohio Medical Cannabis program

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When will Ohio patients be able to buy medical cannabis?

The Ohio medical cannabis program will be fully operational by September 2018. The latest program timeline can be found here.

How will a patient obtain medical cannabis?

Patients with the following conditions will need a recommendation from a doctor, as well as an ID card from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy allowing them to purchase medical cannabis:

  • 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
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Tourette’s syndrome
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Cancer
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Inflammatory bowel disease

See the latest information for patients and caregivers here.

What forms will medical cannabis be sold?:

State law will allow medical cannabis to be dispensed as flower, oil, tinctures, edibles and patches. Ohio law prohibits smoking cannabis.