Medical Cannabis has been used in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea, and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions.
Unfortunately, many individuals who may benefit from Medical Cannabis are either uncertain or unaware of how to obtain access to it.
At Mora Mota Group, we're posting a FAQ list that can help provide insight into the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program.
Frequently Asked Questions
+ What is the OMMCP?
The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) is a comprehensive medical marjiuana program signed into law by Governor John Kaisch on June 8, 2016.
+ Why was the OMMCP Established?
The Ohio Department of Commerce and the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy are required by law to take all actions necessary to ensure that Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program is fully operational, no later than September 2018.
+ How do I register for the OMMCP?
In order to become a registered patient with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, the law requires that a licensed health care practitioner certify that the patient has one or more of the qualifying conditions.
+ What are the qualifying medical conditions?
A patient must be diagnosed by a qualifying medical professional for one of the following conditions:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
- Hepatitis C
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
- Parkinson’s disease
- Positive status for HIV
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Sickle cell anemia
- Spinal cord disease or injury
- Tourette’s syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis
+ Who are the qualified medical professionals?
Certified physicians may recommend medical marijuana only for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition. Physicians interested in recommending the use of medical marijuana for patients must apply for a certificate to recommend from the State Medical Board of Ohio; the process for doing so is under development by the Medical Board.
+ Where do I sign up for the OMMCP?
Currently, the OMMCP is not available to accept patients and/or caregivers at this time. As outlined by the legislation, the Medical Board is required to complete rules no later than one year after the effective date of the legislation, or September 8, 2017.
+ How much cannabis can I posses while registered under the OMMCP?
The amount of medical marijuana possessed by a registered patient or caregiver must not exceed a 90-day supply. The Board of Pharmacy will be developing rules to determine the amount of medical marijuana that equals a 90-day supply.
Additionally, the law prohibits the cultivation of medical marijuana for personal, family, or household use.
+ What about Primary Caregivers Registered under the OMMCP?
A primary caregiver may manage the well-being one or more qualified patients; the application also must include the name of the patient or patients that the caregiver seeks to assist. Finalized rules regarding caregivers will be available no later than September 8, 2017.
+ Where can I get more Information?
You may access the OMMCP website here.