Frequently Asked Questions
Will I leave your office with my medical marijuana card?
The medical cards are issued online by the state pharmacy, not directly by the physician. If you’re deemed appropriate for medical marijuana and the physician recommendation is made, we may be able to enter you into the registry the same day as your appointment. Keep in mind that we cannot register you without reviewing your medical records therefore receiving the records may cause some delay. Once records are reviewed and we register you, patients typically receive their registration email within the hour and are able to complete their registration and print out their card the same day.
How do I schedule an appointment?
Directly on our website is the only way to schedule. Click on one of the schedule appointment tabs. You then can choose to book as a New Patient (12 month or 6 month), Follow Up patient (12 month or 6 month), or Transfer Patient. Our pricing starts at $125. Once you choose your visit type, a calendar will pop up. The bold dates/times are available and the grayed out dates/times are unavailable. You will be prompted to pay for your appointment with a debit/credit card at the time of scheduling. You still will have to pay the state card registration fee of $50 ($25 for veterans and indigent) at the time you complete your registration after your doctor visit.
I have a medical card from another state. Do I still need to see the doctor to get an Ohio card?
Currently there are no reciprocity agreements in place with any other states. This means that to legally use medical marijuana in Ohio you need to be seen by a certified Ohio physician to become registered as an Ohio medical marijuana patient. Your non-Ohio license is not valid in Ohio.
How much does it cost?
The cost is $125 per visit with Dr. Simmons if you choose either of the 6 month options, or $199 per visit if you choose either of the 12 month options. If you are transferring in from another clinic then it is $150. The state pharmacy charges $50 per year for the medical card ($25 for disabled/indigent and veterans).
What is the status of dispensaries?
There currently are 4 open dispensaries in Columbus and 45 dispensaries across the state of Ohio. All approved formulations are available (e.g. flower, oil vape, concentrates, tinctures, edibles, topicals)
How much does medical marijuana cost?
This is really too broad of a question to answer as it would depend on the strain, formulation (e.g. plant, concentrate, edible, ointment), amount, frequency of use, and dispensary variation in cost. Some dispensaries list menus +\- pricing on their websites or on Weedmaps.