How To Get a Medical Marijuana Card In Ohio

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Have you ever wondered how to get a medical marijuana card in Ohio? This question is being asked by many people these days, since medical marijuana is finally legal in the state of Ohio.

Randy Shaffer says he has been trying various medicines to relieve his pain for years.

“I’ve got a very rare gout form in my tissue, not only in the joints, so it’s just incredible pain,” Shaffer said.

Nothing worked until he tried marijuana one day.

“I was literally jumping jacks in my kitchen in 15 minutes, I’m sitting there looking at my wife, and I’m like, look at it, it’s awesome, he said laughing.

Once medical cannabis finally became legal in Ohio, he took a visit to the Ohio Marijuana Card.

You must keep in mind though, that there are still some qualifications required to get the card.

“The patient should bring medical records and the doctor will carry out a brief physical exam, discuss medical marijuana and how it can benefit them and then review their medical history and medical records,” said Connor Shore, the President of Ohio Marijuana Card

So to get a medical marijuana card, you must have at least 1 of the following health problems:

  •     Hepatitis C
  •     AIDS
  •     Multiple sclerosis
  •     Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  •     Crohn’s disease
  •     Alzheimer’s disease
  •     Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  •     Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
  •     Traumatic brain injury
  •     Fibromyalgia
  •     HIV
  •     Glaucoma
  •     Tourette’s syndrome
  •     Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Pain which is either chronic and severe or insignificant
  •     Spinal cord disease or injury
  •     Parkinson’s disease
  •     Cancer
  •     Post-traumatic stress disorder
  •     Sickle cell anemia
  •     Ulcerative colitis

“Chronic pain is the most common problem,” Shore said. “When you look at programs across the country, about 80-85 percent of patients with medical marijuana are treated for chronic pain.

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