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  • WILL MEDICAL MARIJUANA BE AVAILABLE TO MINORS?

    Yes. However, a physician holding an active certificate to recommend may recommend treatment with medical marijuana only after obtaining the consent of a parent or another person responsible for providing consent to treatment.

  • WILL CHILDREN NEED AN ID CARD TO BECOME A MEDICAL MARIJUANA PATIENT?

    Yes, both the patient and the patient’s caregiver will need an official, unexpired ID to present to the recommending physician before they can enter the individuals into the Patient & Caregiver registry. Valid forms of ID: a state driver’s license; a US Passport; an identification card issued by the Ohio Bureau of Motor vehicles. These BMV cards can be issued to minors and adults who do not have a driver’s license.

  • WHO CAN APPLY FOR A CERTIFICATE TO RECOMMEND (CTR) MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

    Applicants must hold an active, unrestricted MD or DO license from the State Medical Board of Ohio. Additionally, applicants will need to complete at least two hours of continuing medical education that will assist in diagnosing qualifying conditions, treating those conditions with medical marijuana and possible drug interactions. Full requirements for a certificate to recommend outlined in Ohio Administrative Code 4731-32-02.

  • WHERE CAN A PHYSICIAN FIND THE QUALIFYING CME TRAINING?

    Only medical marijuana CMEs approved by the Ohio State Medical Association and the Ohio Osteopathic Association meet the requirements for a certificate to recommend. OSMA has posted information on its website; OOA will be sharing additional information soon.

  • HOW OFTEN SHOULD A CTR PHYSICIAN SEE A PATIENT RECEVING MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

    Physicians will need to see their medical marijuana patients in-person at least once per year. It is imperative that physicians recommending with their CTR follow the medical board’s Standard of Care Rule for the medical marijuana control program. Click here to read all the requirements in the rule: OAC 4731-32-03

  • WHAT ARE THE QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS THAT MAY BE TREATED WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

    Certified physicians may recommend medical marijuana only for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition. Under Ohio law, qualifying medical conditions include all of the following: 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, 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 syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis.

  • HOW CAN NEW QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS BE ADDED?

    The State Medical Board of Ohio established an annual process where members of the public may petition the Board to add new qualifying medical conditions. The next petition period is scheduled to open on November 1, 2020 and close on December 31, 2020. More information will be posted on the MMCP website and sent out to all program subscribers. To subscribe to program updates, visit the MMCP homepage. For more information about the 2019 petition process, click here.

    As a reminder, the following are the current qualifying medical conditions for medical marijuana use in Ohio: 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, 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 syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis.


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