Validating your Qualifying Condition

Before a decision to recommend medicinal marijuana can occur, you must produce documentation from your physician of a qualifying condition. Click the link below for our medical release form.



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.

Learn More on our Resource Page

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.  You or your physician should fax (419-738-8420) or email ( 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 patient, an appointment will be scheduled to discuss your treatment options with medical marijuana.   Our fee for new patients is $250 for a full year, $100 of which is collected before scheduling (click the Payment tab at the top of this page).  Veterans, with proof of status, will qualify for a 20% discount on all MCNW fees.  The State of Ohio will also require a $50 annual fee (caregivers may be added for an additional $25).