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2021: Ohio Medical Panel Adds 3 Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Patients

Updated: Jul 29, 2023

Medical marijuana patients in Ohio can add three 'new' conditions to the list of qualifying factors for medical marijuana. Rather than adding new options, the Medical Board added three more conditions to the chronic or intractable pain category. Ohio reviews the qualifying conditions annually according to law.

Medical Board of Ohio Adds New Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Applicants

The Ohio panel now allows for patients suffering from:

  1. arthritis,

  2. chronic migraines

  3. and complex regional pain syndrome

The conditions will now qualify patients under the existing category of chronic or intractable pain.

What are the 22 Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Ohio?

  1. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis-Lou Gehrig's Disease)

  2. Alzheimer’s Disease

  3. Cachexia, Wasting Syndrome

  4. Cancer

  5. Chronic Pain

  6. Crohn’s Disease

  7. Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

  8. Epilepsy or

  9. Another seizure disorder

  10. Fibromyalgia

  11. Glaucoma

  12. Hepatitis C

  13. HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) / AIDS (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)

  14. Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

  15. Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

  16. Parkinson’s Disease

  17. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  18. Sickle Cell Anemia

  19. Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)

  20. Tourette Syndrome

  21. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

  22. Ulcerative Colitis

2021: How Do I Get My Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio?

  1. 18+ years or registered by a guardian

  2. proof of residency in Ohio (ID card)

  3. suffer from any of the qualifying conditions

  4. speak with a licensed doctor

  5. register with the state

  6. pay the Ohio annual fee for your card

Patients less than 18 years of age require a parent or guardian to apply and act as a designated caregiver.

When Did Ohio Legalize Medical Marijuana?

On Sept. 8th, 2016, Ohio authorized the use of medical marijuana for residents.

What Bill Authorized Medical Marijuana in Ohio?

House Bill No. 523 went into effect on Sept. 8th, 2016, and established the Medical Marijuana Control Program.

How Much Medical Marijuana Can a Patient Possess in Ohio?

Answer: Patients with a medical marijuana card are allowed to possess no more than a 90-day supply of medical marijuana.

  • up to eight ounces of marijuana

  • or marijuana products with a similar amount of THC

How Many Medical Marijuana Patients are in Ohio?

Answer: the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Programs has received over 230,037 recommendations and has 168,571 registered patients.



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