Patients & Caregivers

  • 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 overview video).
  • A patient must indicate to a certified physician that they are electing you to serve as a caregiver for them. The physician will then create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry. If the patient is a minor, they must have a caregiver.
  • Confirm and complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry (see “Completing Caregiver Registration” video on the MMCP website). NOTE: Caregiver registration will be activated after approval by the Board of Pharmacy.

The Medical Board maintains a list of all Ohio licensed physicians who are certified to recommend medical marijuana. The list can be found by clicking here.

Follow the instructions found in the Quick Reference Guide – Registering With Indigent Or Veteran Status. PLEASE NOTE: If a patient does not qualify for veteran or indigent status, their caregiver will not receive a registration fee reduction, even if the caregiver qualifies for special status.

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 necessary documentation and approves the special status. The Board will not issue any refunds for registration fees paid before special status approval.

The link found in the activation email will be active for 90 days. However, the link can only be accessed once.

No. By clicking the link in your activation email, you will be asked to create a password for your Registry profile. Once you create your password and choose your time zone, you will be logged into your Registry profile.

While the link in your activation email will no longer be active, you can log back into the Registry by visiting www.ohiomedicalmarijuanaregistry.com and entering your username (email address) and password.

If, after checking your junk and spam folders, you cannot find your activation email, please contact the MMCP by phone at 1-833-464-6627, or by email at MMCPRegistry@pharmacy.ohio.gov with your first name, last name, date of birth and preferred email address for your Registry profile so that a new registration link can be sent to you. Please refrain from submitting any additional identifying information.

No. Your username will be the email address associated with your account. Each Registrant account will have its own unique username. NOTE: Changing your email address will also change your username. Please be aware of any autofill settings your web browser may have.

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 their patient(s).

Only if a patient registers using their caregiver’s email address. In that scenario, the patient’s registration cannot be activated until after the caregiver’s registrant profile is created, the caregiver is linked to the patient by the physician, and the caregiver’s registration is approved by the Board of Pharmacy. Otherwise, all registrants must use a unique email address for their account.

Individuals registering as a patient should use a trusted email address that can be easily accessed.

Please contact the MMCP by phone at 1-833-464-6627, or by email at MMCPRegistry@pharmacy.ohio.gov with your first name, last name, date of birth and preferred email address for your Registry profile so that a new registration link can be sent to you. Please refrain from submitting any additional identifying information.

On the Registry Details section of your Registry page, if you are registered as a patient, there is a tab that says “Caregivers”; if you are registered as a caregiver, there is a tab that says “Patients”. Click the tab, and the list of caregivers or patients will be displayed.

Forms & Methods

Yes. An individual may petition the Board of Pharmacy to approve an additional form or method of using medical marijuana. The petition form can be found by visiting: www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/AddFormMethod.

Please note: The law prohibits any form or method considered attractive to children.

The amount of medical marijuana possessed by a registered patient or caregiver must not exceed a 90-day supply. Full details regarding a 90-day supply can be found in Ohio Administrative Rule 3796:8-2-04.

Dispensaries

The list of dispensary licensees which have received a Certificate of Operation from the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy can be found here.

The Board of Pharmacy announces the award of each dispensary Certificate of Operation on the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program’s news update page. You can have news updates sent to your inbox by registering at the bottom of this page.

The Board of Pharmacy awarded 56 provisional licenses in June 2018. The list of provisional licenses can be found here.

At this time, the Board of Pharmacy is no longer accepting any additional applications for licensed dispensaries. The full list of materials from the previous Request for Application (RFA) process can be found here.

Abuse Help

If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction, call 877-275-6364 for information and a referral. Talk with your children about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives – visit StartTalking.Ohio.gov for information and resources.