Annette Folgueras MD » Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Twenty-five medical conditions qualify someone for medical marijuana in Ohio.

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

As of February 2021, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP), has added the following qualifying medical conditions that qualify for a medical marijuana card in Ohio:

  • Arthritis (determined to be covered by pain that is either chronic or intractable,
  • Chronic Migraines (determined to be covered by pain that is either chronic or intractable
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (determined to be covered by pain that is either chronic or intractable, February 2021)

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How to Obtain Medical Marijuana

Obtaining a medical cannabis card through Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program involves three steps:

  • Visit a certified physician Like Dr. Annette Folgueras who can confirm that you have one of the medical conditions that qualify for medical marijuana and she will create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
  • Confirm and complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry.
  • Purchase medical marijuana from an Ohio dispensary with a certificate of operation n from the Board of Pharmacy.

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FIND A PHYSICIAN TO RECOMMEND MEDICAL MARIJUANA THAT CARES

Dr. Folgueras is passionate about helping all patients, especially those marginalized by the process, such as the home-bound, people devoid of technology, recent parolees, veterans, and patients on disability.

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Find Dispensaries with Certificates of Operation

After receiving your Patient & Caregiver Registry card, you may purchase medical marijuana from an Ohio dispensary that has received a certificate of operation from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

After receiving your Patient or Caregiver Registry card, you may purchase medical marijuana from an approved Ohio dispensary.
Financially challenged patients and veterans qualify for patient registration fee reductions.

Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I register as a patient in the Ohio medical marijuana control program and receive my patient card?
Visit a certified physician who can confirm that you have a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. The physician will create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry. Confirm and complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry (see medical marijuana patient registration guide).
If I am applying as a patient with veteran or indigent status, how will my fee reduction be applied?
Individuals seeking to qualify for a reduced registration fee due to a special status should not submit payment for their registration fee until their status, or the status of the patient they are associated with is approved by the Board of Pharmacy. The registration fee will be reduced once the Board receives the necessary documentation and approves the special status. The Board will not issue any refunds for registration fees paid before special status approval.
Can a caregiver purchase medical marijuana if they are not tied to a patient?
No. Only caregivers who have been linked to a patient by the patient’s physician and have had their registration approved by the Board of Pharmacy are eligible to purchase medical marijuana on behalf of a patient(s).
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(A) Before medical marijuana may be dispensed to or for, possessed by or for, or administered by or for a prospective patient, the prospective patient must be placed on the registry established by the state board of pharmacy in accordance with section 3796.08 of the Revised Code.

(B) To qualify for placement on the registry, a prospective patient must:

  1. Establish and maintain a bona fide physician-patient relationship with a recommending physician who shall submit a complete patient registration submission;
  2. Receive a diagnosis or confirmation of a qualifying condition from the recommending physician;
  3. Consent to treatment with medical marijuana. If the patient is a minor, the prospective patient parent or legal representative shall consent to treatment with medical marijuana;
  4. Remit to the state board of pharmacy the required fee; and
  5. Unless otherwise provided pursuant to a reciprocal agreement under division (A) of section 3796.16 of the Revised Code, be an Ohio resident.

(C) A physician with whom a prospective patient has a bona fide physician-patient relationship, or, subject to the limitations under section 3796.08 of the Revised Code, the physician’s delegate, shall submit the patient registration. For a registration submission, related to a patient who is eighteen years of age or older, to be considered complete, a completed recommendation from a physician, applicable patient registration fee which the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy charges $50.  The annual fee for caregiver registration is $25.

The state board of pharmacy may reduce registration fees to fifty percent of the full registration price for a prospective patient who qualifies for indigent or veteran status, and any prospective caregiver for such a patient. To qualify the patient must be a patient who is:

  1. Enrolled in the federal “Social Security Disability Income” (SSDI) or the “Supplemental Security Income” (SSI) disability programs. To qualify for a reduced registration fee due to enrollment in either SSDI or SSI programs, the prospective patient shall submit to the state board of pharmacy a copy of a letter or other documentation from the United States social security administration demonstrating the:
    • Identity of the patient; and
    • Amount of monthly SSDI and SSI benefits to be received by the prospective patient during the current year of the registration submission.
  1.  A veteran. To qualify for a reduced registration fee due to veteran status, the prospective patient shall submit to the state board of pharmacy a copy of any of the following documents. All acceptable proof documents, except veterans identification card, must show the veteran status as honorable, general, general under honorable conditions, or discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
    • (a) Department of defense identification card (active, retired, temporary disability retirement list (TDRL));
    • DD214, DD215, or national guard bureau (NGB) military discharge certificate indicating the disposition of discharge;
    • Report of separation from the national archives national personnel records center in St. Louis, Missouri; or
    • Veterans identification card from the department of veterans affairs.

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