What is a Medical Marijuana Card?
Since 2018, Ohio residents have been able to access medicinal marijuana at local dispensaries. A medical marijuana card, also known as an MMJ card, shows that you are on the registry of Ohio medical marijuana patients. The state uses this list to ensure the responsible use of medical marijuana. Your MMJ card helps the state of Ohio keep track of the amounts you have purchased and if you have reached your limit. You will renew your MMJ card once a year as long as you desire to use it.
Who Qualifies for a Medical Marijuana Card?
If you experience any of these conditions, you could be eligible for a medical marijuana card:
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Spinal Cord Disease
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sickle Cell Anemia
Why Get a Medical Marijuana Card?
If you want to visit an Ohio dispensary for symptom relief, you need an MMJ card prescribed by an Ohio medical marijuana doctor. Medical marijuana dispensaries offer a variety of cannabis products and strains so that you can choose what works for you. Ohio dispensaries also have professional support staff who can answer your questions and help you choose what strains and products will help your specific symptoms.
What Are the Benefits of Medical Marijuana?
The active component of medical marijuana, THC, can relieve symptoms and side effects of many conditions and medications. Although studies are ongoing, researchers have found many benefits of medical marijuana, including the following:
Relieving nerve pain
Improving sleep quality
Lessening severity of PTSD symptoms
Relieving general discomfort or pain
See our Board Certified Medical Marijuana Doctor & Obtain Your Medical Marijuana Card in 3 Easy Steps
When it’s time for your appointment, our doctor will text you a link. Tap the link and enter the video call – there is not need for additional software or apps.
Receiving Your Card
Once our doctor issues your recommendation, we will register you for your card within 30 minutes so you can head to the dispensary the same day.
Telemedicine Ohio Medical Marijuana Frequently Asked Questions
Check out some of our most commonly asked questions about obtaining your Medical Marijuana Card, Medical Marijuana Products and the Ohio laws surrounding Medical Marijuana. If your questions aren’t answered please don’t hesitate to…
Telemedicine means that all appointments are currently being done virtually over the phone. Our doctors will text a link to your smartphone once they’re ready for you. Simply tap the link to enter the video call! There is NO need to download any additional apps or software to your phone.
While our doctors prefer to see you face to face, we can arrange for a traditional phone call as needed on a case by case basis.
You or your physician can fax your qualifying condition(s) directly to us at (614) 388-9344. Many patients also have online access to their records. There are a number of ways to submit your records. If you have any questions or need further guidance, please feel free to call or text us at (614) 437-8382!
We will email you an invoice for your consultation fee by the morning of your scheduled appointment. This fee is 100% refundable if the doctors are not able to qualify you for whatever reason. ALL invoices must be paid prior to the appointment time in order to confirm your appointment. If you have any trouble paying online, please notify us by calling or texting (614) 437-8382 and we will be happy to assist in payment over the phone.
Once you have been approved and registered by one of our doctors, you will receive automated emails from the state prompting you to create a password for your account. There will be a red button that says ACTIVATE CARD. Click this button to enter in your credit card and billing information. Once paid, a digital version of your card will be available in your patient profile to PRINT or DOWNLOAD. The state of Ohio does NOT mail out any physical cards, and the majority of patients simply save a photo of their MMJ card to their phone.
If you are a RENEWING patient, we will email you instructions prompting you to log into your account to pay the annual state fee in order to download a renewed version of your MMJ card.
We can do assisted registration for an additional $50 fee for new patients, and $25 fee for renewing patients. This will include us creating an email address for you, creating a patient profile in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry, assistance in paying your $50 state fee, and printing out your MMJ card and mailing it to you. You will still be responsible for submitting your medical records and Ohio ID in order to qualify.
Once you have been approved, the doctor will register you online after your appointment. You will receive email instructions on how to complete the registration process by paying an annual state fee. Once this fee has been paid, your card will be available to print or download right away. This process can all be done in the same day. The state of Ohio does NOT mail out any physical cards.
Releaf Health Locations
Please note: All consultations are done via telemedicine calls. We do not do in-person consultations. If you have questions about the process or telemedicine calls, please check out our FAQ here.
1201 Dublin Rd #172 Columbus, OH 43215
CALL/ TEXT: (614) 437-8382
FAX: (614) 388-9344
Love the entire staff! Everyone is super friendly and helpful. They will help you with everything from obtaining medical records to support in getting your card to dispensary information to payment plans! I have been going here for over 3 years and each time has been quick, easy, hassle free and convenient! Would definitely recommend!
3150 El Camino Dr Springfield, OH 45503
CALL/ TEXT: (614) 437-8382
FAX: (614) 388-9344
I have been a patient of this clinic since they opened and I have never had any problems! They are prompt, organized and they follow up in a timely manner! Everyone I have spoken to on the phone has been kind and courteous, the customer service is just amazing. Highly recommend