Medical marijuana is now available in Ohio. Visit our Ohio dispensary online for all Ohio locations, medical marijuana FAQs, information about how to get a medical card, and how to order online.
Are there RISE Dispensaries in Ohio?
Yes, there are RISE Dispensaries in Ohio. Visit risecannabis.com to find a Ohio dispensary nearby.
Where can I order marijuana online in Ohio?
Visit risecannabis.com to find a Ohio Dispensary and order Medical Marijuana Online.
How can I get a medical marijuana card in Ohio?
Visit risecannabis.com for information about how to get a medical card in Ohio. You can also visit any RISE Dispensary in Ohio and our patient care specialists will be happy to answer your questions and help you find the right information.
Why does this store have limitations on the purchase method?
In Ohio, medical patients are allowed a 90-day supply limit as outlined by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. For more information on how to calculate your 90-day supply please visit:
90-Day Supply Resolution and Guidance
To protect the safety of our team and medical patients, all customers must wear face coverings when entering our stores until further notice
How do I redeem my SpringBig points using the new COVID 19 purchase methods?
At this time, Ohio does not utilize SpringBig points.
How do I get a Medical Marijuana card and become a patient?
To qualify as a medical patient you will need the following:
– To find a certifying physician in Ohio. Currently, certified physicians are accepting appointments through telemedicine.
– Have a qualifying medical condition to participate in Ohio’s medical marijuana program
– Possess a valid government issued ID
– Register with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program
An in-person visit with a certified physician is required at least once per year. For complete information on process please visit:
Can I use my Medical Marijuana card at multiple dispensary locations?
If this is my first time to this RISE store, what do I need to do?
There are only a few things you’ll need to shop at RISE. New Patients are required to fill out our patient intake form. Please bring a printed copy of your Caregiver or Patient Medical Marijuana Card (electronic copy acceptable), government issued ID and cash. All our stores have ATMs available on-site, or you can utilize Hypur for cash and contact-free service.
If you have additional questions, we provide consultations over the phone or virtually online.
What do I do if I need help and want to speak with a live person?
No problem, call your local RISE Dispensary and speak to a Patient Care Specialist for assistance. We’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Our stores and contact information are provided below.
Toledo: (419) 365-2558
Lorain: (440) 363-0237
Cleveland: (216) 243-0165
Lakewood (Madison): (216) 273-0088
Lakewood (Detroit): (216) 273-0062
How does a caregiver purchase product for a Medical patient?
You simply need to provide your Caregiver Medical Marijuana Control Program ID card and state issued ID when ordering in-person at your local RISE Dispensary. Medical Marijuana patients may designate up to two caregivers to purchase product on their behalf.
For more information regarding Caregiver registration please visit https://www.medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/patients-caregivers
Are there alternative payment methods available at this store?
Our stores take only cash. All our stores have ATMs on-site.
Can I buy Medical Marijuana outside normal business hours?
As Per State Board of Pharmacy regulations, we are unable to complete any transactions outside our operating hours. This means we’ll take our last new patients 30 minutes before closing and our last returning patients 15 minutes prior to closing.
Is Marijuana Legal in the State of Ohio?
As of July 2021 marijuana is only legal for medical purposes In Ohio and is illegal for recreational use.
While possession of up to 100 grams of marijuana has been decriminalized since August 1975, according to Ohio marijuana law, anyone found in possession of up to 100 grams will have a maximum fine of $150 and anyone found in possession of up to 200 grams will have a maximum fine of $250 and up to 30 days in jail. [Source]
Where Can I Find a Rise Dispensary in Ohio?
Rise has medical dispensaries in Ohio. You can check out our map above to find the nearest location to you. Once you’ve found the dispensary location that is most convenient for you to visit, please feel free to contact us directly to schedule a visit and for any other questions.
Can Any Doctor Prescribe Marijuana in Ohio?
Because it is still illegal on a federal level, US doctors cannot technically prescribe marijuana in the traditional sense. However, courts have ruled that a doctor has the right to discuss the use of marijuana with patients and, when appropriate, to recommend marijuana for certain specific conditions.
The Ohio Medical Board has allowed physicians to voluntarily sign on to recommend cannabis to their patients. To qualify with the state of Ohio, a doctor who wishes to recommend cannabis needs to complete a continuing education course that covers cannabis applications for certain medical conditions as approved by Ohio’s medical professional organizations.
If you are looking to obtain a letter from a qualified doctor, the Ohio state medical board maintains an updated list of doctors who are certified to recommend medical marijuana here.
Does Insurance Pay for Medical Marijuana?
Unfortunately, health insurance companies will not cover marijuana because it is still not legal according to the federal government. While medical marijuana is legal in the state of Ohio, doctors still cannot technically write you a prescription but must instead write a “certificate” of recommendation that can be taken to use at marijuana dispensaries.
Do I Need a Medical Card to Buy at a Dispensary in Ohio?
Yes, you will need to have a medical card before you are able to purchase any marijuana or marijuana-derived CBD products at any Ohio dispensary. You will also want to have your medical card on hand in case you are stopped by police as proof that you are using marijuana, or marijuana-based CBD, for medicinal purposes.
Is CBD Legal in Ohio?
The short answer is yes, but there are but there are nuances.
At this time, marijuana-derived CBD is available only for medicinal use meaning that you are required to have a valid medical card to possess and use marijuana-derived CBD. While some online retailers may take the risk of shipping marijuana-derived CBD to Ohio residents who do not possess a valid medical card, marijuana-derived CBD is not currently legal for recreational use.
On the other hand, hemp-derived CBD is currently allowed in Ohio and elsewhere in the US for both medicinal and recreational use without restriction. This change came about due to the 2018 Farm Bill which lifted the ban on hemp and removed hemp and hemp-derived substances from the federal Schedule 1 drug classification.
The logic behind different laws for marijuana-based CBD and hemp-based CBD lies in the fact that hemp is naturally high in CBD and only tiny amounts (up to 0.3%) of THC, the chemical that is most responsible for feeling high. On the other hand, CBD derived from marijuana may contain a higher dosage of THC and is thus may result in a more euphoric feeling.
How Much Marijuana am I Allowed to Buy and Possess?
In the past, per Ohio state law, registered patients and their caregivers could purchase up to a 90-day supply of marijuana.
However, a resolution published in April of 2020 states that a patient’s 90-day supply must now be divided into two fill periods that are 45-days apart so dispensaries can now only provide a 45-day supply. However, individuals who are filling the recommendation for the first time are permitted to purchase a 46-day supply.
Is Smoking Medical Marijuana Illegal in Ohio?
No. Smoking or combustion of medical marijuana is not permitted in the state of Ohio. However, tinctures, plant materials, oils, creams, lotions, patches, edibles, and vaping are permitted. Note that the law also prohibits the consumption of marijuana in any form that might be found attractive to children.
Do you Have to Be a Resident to Get a Medical Card in Ohio?
Yes. You must be an Ohio resident in order to qualify for a medical marijuana card in Ohio. Unfortunately, OMCP is not allowing out-of-state patients to qualify at this time.
Can I Go to a Dispensary Without a Card in Ohio?
No. Unfortunately, only registered patients and caregivers can enter a dispensary in the state of Ohio. Anyone entering an Ohio dispensary will be asked to present their Ohio medical marijuana card bar code and a valid state ID. If you have a minor who has been recommended marijuana or marijuana-derived CBD by a qualified physician, they will also need to present their Ohio medical card bar code and a valid state ID before they can enter the dispensary.
Can a Caregiver Purchase Marijuana for Me?
A caregiver may purchase marijuana in the state of Ohio if they are registered with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy as a caregiver. If you would like a caregiver to purchase medical marijuana on your behalf, you will need to send a certified letter to your physician indicating that you would like to appoint that person as your caregiver. Your physician will then create a profile in the OCMP Patient & Caregiver Registry.
After being registered by the physician, the caregiver must complete their registration, which will be activated for approval from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy. When attempting to purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes, the caregiver will need to present their registration card or barcode as well as a government-issued ID such as a passport, driver’s license, or state ID card.
How Do I Apply for a Medical Card in Ohio?
To apply for a medical card in Ohio, you will need to be examined by a physician who holds a certificate to recommend marijuana. The physician will assess you to determine that you have a condition that qualifies for a medical marijuana recommendation. Below is an updated list of qualifying conditions:
Note that during your appointment, you will also need to present a valid form of identification such as a passport, driver’s license, or state ID card to your physician so that they can get you registered. You will also need to return annually for assessments to keep your card active.
While, in the past, a physical examination was required to receive a recommendation, the in-person requirement has been temporarily suspended and allowed for telehealth appointments due to the COVID 19. If you are registering as a caregiver, an expedited registration process has also been instituted to help caregivers register during the pandemic.
After the examination, the qualifying physician will enter your information as a patient or caregiver into the database and you will be sent a registration link. Once you receive the link, you can complete the registration and pay the annual registration fee which is $50 for patients and $25 for caregivers.
Once your registration is completed and approved, you will be able to purchase medical marijuana from local and online dispensaries.
Valid State ID
We need to be able to verify that you are at least 18 years old.
If you live in a state that ONLY has a Medical program, you will ALWAYS need to present your card. If you live in a state with legalized Adult Use, a Medical card is not required.
We accept only cash. We do have an ATM on-site if you need it.
We love questions! Our RISE staff will be happy to answer any questions you may have.
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