Validating your Qualifying Condition

Before a decision to recommend medicinal marijuana can occur, you must produce documentation from your physician of a qualifying condition (see below)


Your CTR (Certificate to Recommend Physician) will explain how medicinal marijuana may benefit you in treating your condition.  The office will advise you on Informed Consent and any potential side effects you may experience.

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Follow Up

Every 3 months your CTR Physician will contact you to evaluate how your condition is being managed and recommend potential changes as indicated.

Qualifying Conditions

The State of Ohio has currently allowed the conditions below as acceptable conditions for which Medicinal Marijuana may be recommended:

  • Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • PTSD - Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cancer
  • Crohn's disease, inflammatory bowel disease and ulcerative colitis
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Refractory epilepsy or other seizure disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Spinal cord disease or injury
  • Tourette syndrome
  • AIDS/Positive status for HIV
  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
  • Alzheimer's disease
  • Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Parkinson's disease

Next Steps

Because your CTR (Certificate to Recommend) Physician will not be doing any diagnostic work up, you must provide us with proof of your Qualifying Condition.  To begin the evaluation process, a fee of $100 is paid through the website or at the office.  Often you can be seen the same day.  You or your physician should fax or email us your problem list, most recent exam and/or any labs or film reports that validate your condition.  A release of records form may be sent if your physician requires it.  If it is determined that you are a qualified candidate, an appointment will be scheduled to discuss your treatment options with medical marijuana.   There is a $150 fee to be registered in the MMCP (Medical Marijuana Control Program).  This fee also covers a full year of required quarterly phone and/or email follow ups .  Veterans, with proof of status, will qualify for a 20% discount on all MCNW fees.  These fees only cover the services provided by Medical Cannabis of Northwest Ohio.  The State of Ohio will also require a $50 annual fee (plus an additional $25 if the patient has a caregiver).   An annual physical visit will be necessary to maintain your eligibility in the MMCP.