FAQ'S for Medical Cannabis

The state certifies qualified physicians to issue medical cannabis cards to patients who meet the qualifying conditions under the law. A list of those physicians can be found on the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program website. After your exam, the physician will submit your information to the Ohio Patient and Caregiver Registry for approval. You will receive an email from the registry to complete your registration and pay the annual fee. After you have been approved by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy, you will be notified via email and you can print a copy of your card to bring to the dispensary.

Dispensaries are licensed by the state, are the only source you can legally buy cannabis from and are located all over Ohio. You can find the dispensary near you on the Ohio Medical Marjuana Control Program website or click here. You can visit the dispensary website to find the address and hours of operation as well as a “menu” of products they have available and prices. The “menu” changes depending on the inventory.

The rules on this have recently changed on April 17, 2020, the Board of Pharmacy issued new guidance on the calculation of a patient’s supply. The 90-day supply is broken into 45 day increments and the dispensary enters your supply amounts available to you when you stop in the dispensary to purchase. There are different amounts of different forms of cannabis you can purchase but the total shall not exceed the legal amount. It’s a little confusing so let me break it down for you. Your dispensary can also help you with staying within the legal limits and in fact won’t sell you more than is legal.

  • Up to 8 ounces of Tier I medical cannabis flower(Tier I tests below 23% THC)
  • Up to 5.3 ounces of Tier II medical cannabis (Tier II tests between 23-35% THC)
  • Up to 9.9 grams of THC from oil, tincture, capsules, and other edibles
  • Up to 53.1 grams of THC in oil for vaporization
  • Up to 26.55 grams of THC patches, lotions, and other topicals
  • Amounts are increased for terminal patients. See details here

There are several reporting obligations that a patient or caregiver must comply with and timeframes associated with those reportings. Find the full list click here

Transporting medical cannabis must be secure, sealed, and inaccessible during transport.

It is illegal to operate any motor vehicle while under the influence of cannabis. You cannot legally transport cannabis across state lines.

Remember, Cannabis remains a Controlled Substance under Federal Law.  It is currently illegal to possess and use cannabis under Federal Law.

Under the law, each product must be labeled and packaged in a sealed, tamper resistant container. The label on your medical cannabis contains information to help you understand your purchase and verify it’s contents for potency and purity

Each label of legal cannabis will have:

  • The name of the permitted cultivation center where the cannabis was grown and it’s production date.
  • The common name of the product
  • A unique serial number that matches the product to it’s growing and processing batch for tracking
  • The date the product was tested and packaged
  • The quantity of cannabis in ounces or grams in each serving of the product. The percentage analysis of each cannabinoid by weight in the product including THC, THCA, CBD, CBDA. For more on what each individual cannabinoid is, look in our glossary of terms.

That’s what Dose.net is here for. Your medical cannabis needs are very individual to you. Some factors that we consider in recommendations include, the medical condition you are treating, the severity of that condition and if it is chronic or acute (situational), what other medical conditions you have, your current medication regime, what benefits you are looking to achieve with cannabis, your size, age, and exposure to cannabis in the past, your daily routine, and other unique factors you present. 

Generally, you can inhale it, eat it, or apply your medical cannabis directly to your skin or any combination of these to achieve the benefits you are looking for. The effects of cannabis vary with dose, method of administration, your experience with cannabis, and the setting all play a part. The general rule among cannabis clinicians is to start with a low dose and adjust your dose up to achieve the results you need. Stay on the same dose for at least 3 days to allow your body to adjust to the cannabis before adjusting your dose. See our dosing guide for more information.

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