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Meet Our Columbus Marijuana Doctor

Joel R. Simmons, MD

Dr. Joel Simmons is our Columbus Marijuana Doctor. 

Dr. Simmons is the Founder, Owner, and Medical Director of the Ohio Herbal Clinic. 

Dr. Simmons was issued his Certificate to Recommend medical marijuana by the state of Ohio becoming A Columbus Marijuana Doctor with the first class of physicians receiving certificates in April 2018.  Dr. Simmons has been seeing patients at his Ohio Herbal Clinic since opening day April 18, 2018. At that time there were no dispensaries and the Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry was not even operational. Today the Ohio Medical Marijuana Registry has grown to almost 175,000 patients across the state and Dr. Simmons has personally qualified over 4,000 of those patients. 

Dr. Simmons became interested in medical marijuana after 15 years of taking care of cancer patients who often were self medicating with marijuana for pain and nausea relief.

With the passing of House Bill 523 legalizing medical marijuana in the state of Ohio. Dr. Simmons was excited to broaden his scope of practice to help patients with many conditions who may benefit from medical marijuana.

Dr. Simmons was born and raised in Columbus, OH graduated from Kent State University and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). 

He completed an Internal Medicine Internship at Mount Carmel West and Radiation Oncology Residency at the University of Iowa. 

Along with working at the Ohio Herbal Clinic, Dr. Simmons is a Board Certified Radiation Oncologist who holds 7 active state medical licenses and continues to staff various Oncology clinics throughout the country. Dr. Simmons has prior experience as a national peer reviewer for insurance pre-authorization for cancer treatments.

Dr. Simmons is excited to offer his services at the Ohio Herbal Clinic, the premier clinic to obtain your medical marijuana card in Columbus. Dr. Simmons is your preferred Columbus medical marijuana doctor.