Medical Marijuana provides a new hope for chronic pain sufferers.
Marijuana is a natural substance that may offer relief by when other conventional treatments fail to provide the relief you need. Medical Marijuana is a great alternative to addictive prescription pain medications.
If your current treatments don’t work, you may qualify for medical marijuana. However, the legal use of medical marijuana in Ohio is a highly regulated process.
Getting a Medical Marijuana Card in Ohio isn’t as hard as you might think.
Here are the guidelines:
You must be a resident of the state of Ohio. (There is no age restriction.)
You must have one of the approved conditions by the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) within the scope of our practice which include:
Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
Spinal cord disease or injury
You must see a Certified to Recommend (CTR) physician (Dr. Jane Hoashi, MD) and bring proof of your medical condition. The required exam is $250 and is not covered by insurance.
If you are currently living with one of the conditions listed above, then you are eligible for treatment with Medical Marijuana in Ohio. However, before you can walk into dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana, you will need an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card.
In addition, prospective patients will also need to register with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) and then they will be able to get their Ohio Medical Marijuana Card. Xcell Medical Group can help you with this.
Once you are registered and approved by a CTR physician, you can legally purchase Medical Marijuana from any licensed dispensaries, including the ones located in Lorain and Elyria.
Frequently Asked Questions about Medical Marijuana
Does my insurance cover this?
No, insurance is not accepted for medical marijuana exams. This is a cash pay only service ($250, cash or credit cards accepted)
Why do I need an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?
An Ohio Medical Marijuana Card is used to demonstrate that your name has been added to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry by a Certified to Recommend (CTR) physician.
With this card, you can:
- Buy marijuana from dispensaries
- Possess marijuana in the State of Ohio
- Consume marijuana in the State of Ohio
What documentation should I bring?
Any previous documentation from physician visits, ER visits, chiropractic visits, acupuncture visits, etc. are helpful. Any x-rays or other tests that have been done in the past are helpful to establish your medical condition. To request records go directly to your medical provider.
Do I need a doctor referral?
No, we can evaluate anyone who feels they may benefit from using medical marijuana. Please refer to the list of conditions currently approved for medical marijuana use.
How long are the cards good for?
According to Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP), “a patient or caregiver registration will be valid from the date of the first issuance and expire one year later, on the last day of the month it was issued. If the patient is diagnosed as terminally ill, the patient’s registration will expire after six months.”
Interested in learning more about obtaining your Medical Marijuana Card with Xcell Medical Group?
Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation!