Those wishing to obtain a medical marijuana card or become a caregiver in Ohio can now apply online. The registry was activated on December 3. This is an indication that dispensaries may be opening in about 60 days.
The Board of Pharmacy said it wouldn’t open the registry less than 60 days before dispensaries would be opening, according to WTOL 11 News. A certified physician must confirm a qualifying condition via formal diagnosis. Registration must be completed before approval will be given.
The state fee to obtain a medical marijuana card is $50. For caregivers, it is $25. If a patient proves indigent or veteran status, the fees can be reduced.
The State Medical Board of Ohio said, “Patients need to be aware that there will be limited amounts and types of product available as the first crops are harvested, tested and processed. Patients may wish to hold off on paying for their patient card until their preferred type of medical marijuana is available at a nearby dispensary.”
Patients in Ohio will only be able to purchase:
- “plant material”
An exact date of medical marijuana sales beginning has not been set yet.