Frequently Asked Questions / Other Useful Information
How do I get a medical marijuana card?
Only Ohio residents with a qualifying medical condition and a certification from a qualified physician are eligible for a medical marijuana card in Ohio. If you do have a qualifying medical condition, you must obtain certification from a qualified physician. You can do that quickly and easily by searching for a doctor here.
You will need to provide the physician one of the following forms of ID:
1) A valid Ohio driver’s license,
2) A valid Ohio identification card issued by the Ohio bureau of motor vehicles (BMV), or
3) A valid United States passport.
The physician may also ask for medical records that would contain one of the many medical conditions that would make you eligible to enroll in the Ohio Medical Marijuana Program
What are the qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in the state of Ohio?
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Chronic migraines
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
- Complex regional pain syndrome
- Crohn’s disease
- Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
- Hepatitis C
- Huntington’s Disease
- 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
- Terminal illness
- Tourette syndrome
- Traumatic brain injury
- Ulcerative colitis
If I have a medical marijuana card from another state, can I use it to make purchases in Ohio?
No, unfortunately not, only Ohio medical marijuana cards can be accepted by dispensaries in Ohio. Not to worry, if you would like to enroll in the Ohio Medical Marijuana program, you can speak to a qualified physician and get certified for the program in Ohio. It’s easy.
Can I place my an online order in advance?
Yes, simply click the Shop Now button and add items to your shopping cart from the Menu. From there you will be able to place your order and select a time for pick-up. You will pay for your order when you arrive at Nar Reserve to pick up your order.
How do I order online?
Can a friend without a medical marijuana card come into dispensary with me?
Yes, you can bring one guest with you to Nar Reserve (if they are age 18 or older), however, They will only be able to accompany you into the waiting room. In addition, they will need to present ID and sign-in and sign-out of visitor log. They will not be able to join you in the dispensary floor unless they have a Medical Marijuana Card or are a registered caregiver with the Medical Marijuana Control Program and can present either their Medical Marijuana Card or caregiver card upon entry.
How do I register as a caregiver?
A patient must first notify a certified physician that they would like you to serve as their caregiver. The physician at that point would create your profile in the Patient & Caregiver Registry. If the patient is a minor or has a court-appointed legal guardian, they MUST have a caregiver.
At that point, you would confirm and complete your registration for the program through the Patient & Caregiver Registry. NOTE: Your caregiver registration must first be approved by the Board of Pharmacy before being activated.
What do I need to bring on my first visit?
You will need to bring the following when visiting the dispensary:
1. Medical Marijuana Card – this can be presented digitally on your smartphone or a printed out paper copy.
2. Your Driver’s license, or other form of identification you used when registering to get your Medical Marijuana Card.
If you are an Ohio resident with an out of state driver’s license or ID you will need to bring two forms of proof of residency with you
Additionally, on your first visit you will need to complete a new patient intake form. You can save time by completing it in advance here. If you don’t complete in advance, don’t worry, you can complete it while in the waiting room before entering the dispensary floor.
Do I need an appointment to Visit the Dispensary?
No you don’t need to make an appointment to visit Nar Reserve. You can walk in anytime during business hours. However, if you would like to have a consultation with a pharmacist about your Medical Marijuana needs you are welcome to call in advance to verify the pharmacist’s availability.
What you DO need to bring when visiting the dispensary:
1. Medical Marijuana Card – this can be brought in either on a smartphone or a printed out paper copy.
2. Your Driver’s license, or other form of identification you used when registering to get your Medical Marijuana Card
Are you hiring?
Visit our Careers page to find out what rewarding Nar Reserve positions are available.
Do you have FREE parking?
Yes, there is ample parking reserved for our customers in the lot directly across Long Street.
How do I apply for veteran or indigent status?
Patients with indigent or veteran status may be eligible for discounts of medical marijuana purchases from dispensaries in addition to reduction in registration fees for a medical marijuana card.
What types of medical marijuana products are approved for adult use?
Edibles, Oils, Patches, Plant Material (Flower), Sublingual Sprays, Tinctures, and Topicals are all products approved for adult medical use in Ohio currently, and all of those are offered at Nar Reserve.
What types of medical marijuana products are approved for use by minors?
Edibles, Patches, Sublingual Spray, Tinctures and Topicals are all approved medical marijuana roducsts for minors in Ohio with a valid Medical Marijauana Card.
Note: No Vaporizable products are approved for minors
Are minors eligible to participate in the medical marijuana program in Ohio?
Yes, but minors will need to have a caregiver purchase for them as per Section 3796.031 of Ohio Revised Code
Is Marijuana federally legal?
No, Marijuana is not federally legal and as per Rule 3796:7-2-05 possession of medical marijuana is not permitted on federal buildings or federal land located in the state of Ohio. Under federal law, any marijuana, regardless of if it is for medical purposes or not, is a schedule 1 drug
Can I make edibles or concentrates from plant material (flower) that I Iegally purchase?
No, per Rule 3796:7-2-05, neither patients or caregivers are permitted to manufacture medical marijuana extracts. No patient can alter the type of cannabis product they have. Example: Making edibles from plant material through any extraction method
Other Useful Information For Patients
Purchasing For Minors
Minors will need to have a caregiver purchase for them as per Section 3796.031 of Ohio Revised Code
- Patients or caregivers may possess medical marijuana purchased from an Ohio dispensary or paraphernalia approved by the Compliant Devices List.
- Patients are to see the Compliant Devices List to see what accessories or paraphernalia they may use. As per Section 3796.06 smoking or combustion of medical marijuana material is prohibited meaning any combusting device is prohibited to be used for medical marijuana. This includes, but is not limited to: Lighters/torches, Glass pipes intended for use with medical marijuana, Papers or tobacco leaves intended for use with medical marijuana.
- Patients can not possess more than a ninety-day supply at one time, regardless of what fill period they were purchased during. If a caregiver has more than one patient, they must have separate inventories for each patient
- As per Rule 3796:7-2-05 possession of medical marijuana is not permitted on federal buildings or land located in the state of Ohio. Under federal law, any marijuana, regardless of if it is for medical purposes or not, is a schedule 1 drug
How to use medical marijuana and medical marijuana paraphernalia
- Eat. Typically, patients can start feeling effects between 20 minutes to a few hours after ingestion. It all depends on potency and the patient’s unique body
- Drink. Typically, patients feel the effects sooner than they would a chewable edible.
- Oils for Vaporization
- Disposable Vape Pen: Oil will be vaporized from an approved Board of Pharmacy vaporization device that is attached to the container of oil. This is intended to be disposed when finished, vaporization device included
- Cartridges/Pods : Oil will be vaporized from a 510 threaded cartridge or an approved pod system that has been attached to a reusable battery approved by the Board of Pharmacy
- Concentrate: Oil will be in a small closed container. This oil can have a wide range of viscosity or be solid. Patients will use a vaporization device from the Compliant Devices List to change it into a vapor for inhalation.
- Unstick adhesive and apply to skin for desired time
- If Caregivers need to apply, add PPE such as gloves to rub in the topical
- Do not cut the patch as per Rule 3796:6-3-15
- Plant Material
- Sublingual Spray
- Spray under tongue
- Use the pipette included with the product to dose out the desired amount and empty the oil under the tongue of the patient.
- It is recommended to hold for up to a minute before swallowing
- Apply topicals to the area of desired treatment
- If Caregivers need to apply, add PPE such as gloves to rub in the topical.
Possible medical marijuana extraction dangers
As per Rule 3796:7-2-05, neither patients or caregivers are permitted to manufacture medical marijuana extracts. No patient can alter the type of cannabis product they have. Example: Making edibles from plant material through any extraction method
Contact Board of Pharmacy
If you have a concern that an error may have occurred in the dispensing of your medical marijuana, you may contact the state of Ohio board of pharmacy, using the contact information found at medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov or call toll free 1.833.464.6627
Possible Signs of Substance Abuse
Contrary to popular belief, medical marijuana can cause addiction. According to the resources from starttalking.ohio.gov, signs of marijuana abuse could be, but are not limited to:
- Increased consumption due to tolerance increase
- Impaired coordination
- Irritability when not using or stopping consumption completely
- Slowed thinking and reaction time
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association (SAMHSA) National Helpline : 1-800-662-4357
This national helpline is available every hour of every day in English or Spanish. This toll free line gives referrals to local community-based organizations, support groups, or treatment facilities.
Possible Impairments of Medical Marijuana
According to the resources from starttalking.ohio.gov, types of impairment from medical marijuana overuse could be, but are not limited to:
- Memory and learning problems
These impairments can negatively impact the ability of a patient to care for children, operate a motor vehicle or heavy machinery, and job performance.
How to contact your doctor
If a patient wants to contact their recommending physician, they may check for their contact information on the bottom of their OARRs patient profile. Patients can sign in here. Patients are to contact their physician if they feel negative side effects or other contraindications occur. Speak with your physician about how medical marijuana interacts with any alcohol, prescription drugs, non-prescription drugs, and supplements a patient may also take.