Become a Patient

Step 1: Identify if You Qualify

Check the list to see if you have one of these medical conditions. You must be diagnosed with at least one of these conditions to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Ohio:

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Alzheimer’s disease
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
Crohn’s Disease
Epilepsy and other seizure disorders
Hepatitis C
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
Parkinson’s Disease
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Sickle Cell Anemia
Spinal Cord disease or injury
Tourette’s Syndrome
Traumatic Brain Injury
Ulcerative colitis

Step 2: Get a Doctor’s Recommendation

Make sure your doctor is CTR-certified to recommend medical marijuana. An up-to-date list of registered doctors can be found at

Discuss medical marijuana with your doctor. If you both agree that it’s right for you, your doctor will register you as a patient online.

Tips When Meeting with Your Physician:

  • Keep it professional and avoid slang terms. It’s medical marijuana, not pot or weed.
  • Be ready to discuss the risks associated with marijuana consumption.
  • Bring an in-date, government issued ID to prove Ohio residency. Your doctor will need this and your email address to register you as a patient online.

When your doctor has created your online patient profile, you will be sent a link to verify and finalize patient registration. Once complete, your doctor will be able to make a medical marijuana recommendation for you online.

Telemedicine Now Available

Certified to Recommend providers are now permitted to recommend medical marijuana via telemedicine. Patients should check with their CTR Physician or to find a CTR provider.

Have Questions?

Head to Ohio’s government website at for all resources pertaining to patients, caregivers and doctors. Continue to check back for updates on the program.

Click here to download the Patient Intake Form.