How to obtain medical marijuana in Ohio

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) — Now that Franklin County’s first medical marijuana dispensary has opened its doors, many may be wondering how to obtain medical cannabis.

According to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, obtaining medical marijuana involves three basic steps:

  1. Visit a certified physician who can confirm that you have a qualifying medical condition
  2. Confirm and complete registration for the program
  3. Purchase medical marijuana from an approved dispensary

Only patients with one of the following medical conditions may currently participate in Ohio’s medical marijuana program: AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s disease, positive status for HIV, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis.

Tap here to see the full list of dispensaries open in Ohio.

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