Ohio medical marijuana for the terminally ill: Expedite your application
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Persons diagnosed with a terminal illness with a life expectancy of six months or less may seek a medical marijuana certification.
Applications submitted by an applicant diagnosed with a terminal illness shall be approved or denied within ten business days. To qualify for registration as a patient diagnosed with a terminal illness, the prospective patient's registration submission shall include with the registration submission, an attestation specifying that the patient has a terminal illness, submitted by the patient's recommending physician.
The registration of a patient who is registered as someone who is terminally ill shall be valid from the date of issuance and expire after six months.
To apply, visit your certified physician
Patients will also need to bring a valid ID, such as an Ohio driver’s license, an Ohio identification card issued by the Ohio BMV, or a U.S. passport. Not all physicians are certified; they must have an active Certificate to Recommend from the State Medical Board of Ohio. To find a physician with a CTR, here is a list.
Once a physician enters a patient into the registry, the patient will receive an email prompting them to log in to their profile in the patient registry. There, patients and caregivers can complete the application and pay the fee of $50 - $25 for caregivers. After receiving the card, patients and caregivers may purchase medical marijuana from an Ohio dispensary licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.