Validating your Qualifying Condition

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



Your Ohio medical marijuana doctor (Certificate to Recommend Physician) will explain how medical marijuana may benefit you in treating your condition.  The office will also advise you on any potential risks or side effects you may experience.

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Follow Up

Every 3 months your Ohio medical marijuana doctor/clinic (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 Medical Marijuana may be recommended:

  • Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
  • PTSD - Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Cachexia
  • 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
  • Huntington's disease
  • Terminal illness
  • Spasticity

Next Steps

Because your Ohio medical marijuana doctor (Certificate to Recommend Physician) will not be doing any diagnosing, 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 support your diagnosis/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.   You must have a State of Ohio ID, driver's license or passport proving Ohio residence.  Our fee for new patients is $250 for a full year (credit or debit card are the only forms of payment that we accept), $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).