Ohio is one of the 36 states in the United States that have legalized medical marijuana. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP) was established in 2016, and since then, the program has been providing access to medical marijuana for Ohio residents who meet the state’s qualifying conditions. The Ohio MMCP requires patients to renew their medical marijuana cards every year. This article will provide a step-by-step guide to medical marijuana renewal Ohio process.
Step 1: Check Your Eligibility
The first step in renewal process is to check if you are eligible for a medical marijuana card renewal in Ohio. To be eligible, you must have a qualifying medical condition that is listed by the Ohio Medical Board. These medical conditions include but are not limited to:
- Crohn’s Disease
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
If you have any of these qualifying conditions, you are eligible to renew your medical marijuana card. Additionally, you must have been certified by a physician as having a qualifying medical condition in the past. You cannot renew your card if you have not been previously certified.
Step 2: Schedule An Appointment With A Certified Physician
The next step is to schedule an appointment with a certified physician in Ohio. Only a certified physician can recommend medical marijuana to patients. You must be recertified by a physician every year to renew your medical marijuana card. You can find a list of certified physicians on the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program’s website.
During your appointment, the physician will review your medical history and determine if you still have a qualifying medical condition. If the physician determines that you still have a qualifying medical condition, they will recommend medical marijuana for you. They will then provide you with a written recommendation, which you will need to renew your medical marijuana card.
Step 3: Submit Your Application To The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program
Once you have your written recommendation from a certified physician, you can begin the application process to renew your medical marijuana card. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program allows patients to renew their medical marijuana cards online. You can access the online application on the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program’s website.
You will need to provide following information to complete the application:
- Your full name and date of birth
- Your Ohio driver’s license or state ID number
- Your email address
- Your phone number
- Your current address
- Your physician’s recommendation
- Your payment information
The application fee for medical marijuana card renewal in Ohio is $50.00. You can pay the fee with a credit or debit card. Once you have completed application, you will need to submit it to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.
Step 4: Wait For Approval
After you submit your application, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will review your application to ensure that all the information you provided is accurate and complete. If your application is approved then you will receive an email with your new medical marijuana card. Your new card will be valid for one year from the date of issuance.
If your application is not approved, the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program will notify you of the reason for the denial. You will have the opportunity to appeal the decision and provide additional information to support your application.