Ohio has finally passed legislation to make it legal to use medical marijuana, but how do you know if you qualify? And if you do qualify, how do you go about getting your medical marijuana card??
There are currently 21 medical conditions that have been approved for a medical doctor to prescribe medical marijuana.
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
- Crohn’s Disease
- Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory Bowel Disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
- Tourette’s Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Ulcerative colitis
Now that you know you have a qualifying condition (or you believe you have a qualifying condition, and you need to be diagnosed), where do you find a doctor who is qualified to prescribe you the medical marijuana?
If you have a primary care physician (PCP), I would advise you to start with them and ask for any recommendations. If you do not have a PCP and/or you would like to bypass that part, check out this website for a listing of qualified doctors.
All patients are required to be registered online and the prescribing physician will take care of all that for you. Once you have been approved, your registration will be valid for six months.
For a list of dispensaries, click on this link
For a full breakdown and to answer any unanswered questions, please visit the >>>State of Relief website.