Renew Your Card
Ohio Medical Marijuana regulations require that a patient’s qualifying condition and results from treatment with medical marijuana be reviewed by a CTR physician annually. If you received your original recommendation from the Trusted Care Network, then the process is simple to renew.
If you found your original recommending practice has been less than helpful during the past year, then we welcome the opportunity to show you the difference Trusted Care makes and get you on the right track to maximize the potential benefits of this treatment.
Renewal is also the time when you can designate a different delegate “Caregiver” than your current one. Or even add a second Caregiver. You are normally allowed to have up to two Caregivers.Renew Now
Did you know?
Your ability to purchase from a dispensary expires 360 days from when your doctor submits your recommendation. The expiration date on your Medical Marijuana card is the last day you are legally allowed to possess (not buy!) marijuana. If you attempt to make a purchase at a dispensary after the recommendation date you will be declined. Your Recommendation date and status can be found at the OMCP Registry Website. If your card expiration date is this month or next then it is important to schedule your renewal appointment right now!
Start the Process Today
Book Your Renewal
We make renewals easy! Just click the “Book Now” button, choose a “Renewal” option (Either Current Patient or New Patient). Then pick the day and time that works best for you to speak with your CTR Doctor!
Meet Your Doctor
Meet your doctor in a virtual telemedicine appointment. Just click a link and your telemedicine consultation begins and can be done in just a few minutes.
Get Your Card
Once your appointment is completed we submit the Doctor’s Recommendation to the Ohio State Marijuana Registry. All you have to do is pay the state renewal fee and print out your renewed card!
How To Renew Your Medical Marijuana Card
A medical marijuana card is like many kinds of state licenses and must be renewed annually. It is also issued in the spirit of good personal health practice which is to get an annual check-up from your doctors. Therefore, if you have an active medical marijuana card, and wish to continue with your treatment uninterrupted, then the state requires you to meet with your doctor annually to review how your treatment is working before they recommend or certify your continuation with a card renewal. Once the doctor recommendation is reported into the state registry you then login to the state portal to get your new card with new expiration dates. There is a state renewal fee.Renew Now
Medical Marijuana Card Renewal FAQ’s
Do I need to see a doctor to renew my medical marijuana card?
Yes. In all states including Ohio with legalized medical marijuana, patients are required to see their doctor at least annually to maintain or renew their registration. TCN offers periodic follow ups and journaling throughout the year. This record makes the renewal process for our patients very quick and easy.
Do I need to re-register to renew my marijuana card?
No. Once you are recommended (Ohio) or Certified (other states) by your doctor then you are in the state registry. Your annual renewal will maintain your registration there. Only if you let your card expire for a lengthy period of time might you need to be re-registered in the state registry. Other circumstances where your registry would need to be updated:
- If you have moved and changed address.
- Have a new contact phone number.
- Gotten married and/or legally changed your name.
- If you are currently pregnant or planning to get pregnant.
When do I have to renew my medical marijuana card?
Cards must be renewed annually prior to expiration to avoid gaps in access to medical marijuana.Your renewal “deadline” can be a bit confusing because there are two dates listed on an Ohio card: the issued date, and expiration date. Some other states have similarly awkward “dual-date” situations. A good rule of thumb is to schedule an appointment with your TCN doctor 60 days before the Issued date listed on your card. 360 days from the Issued date is the last day you can legally purchase medical marijuana in Ohio with the existing card. The Expires date is the last day you are legally allowed to possess medical marijuana. In Ohio you will receive email reminders from the state as your card expiration date approaches. Card holders in many states are surprised when they are denied a dispensary purchase in the month before the expiration date on their card. If you wish to continue medical marijuana treatment it is highly advised to be proactive and schedule your doctor renewal evaluation well in advance. So, if you are here researching because your card expiration is coming up, then do not wait! Click on the button below to schedule your “Card Renewal” appointment with your TCN doctor right now.
When does my renewed card go into effect?
The renewal is effective as soon as the recommending or certifying physician registers it in the state registry. It is up to you to login to the OHMM registry Portal and get your new Ohio card with renewed expiration dates. Be advised that the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has asked CTR practices to officially register renewal recommendations on the Issued date anniversary. This is because if the card is renewed much earlier it begins a new 90-day supply cycle (rules 3796:7-2-04 and 3796:8-2-04 of the Administrative Code). Therefore, your next permitted date to purchase would be the time left since your last purchase plus an additional 90 days. It could cause a short fall in your medication. TCN Is committed to ensuring our patients have continual access to their medication, so discuss potential renewal dates with your TCN doctor during the annual evaluation appointment.
Do I have to be renewed by my original Recommending doctor?
No. As with any medical treatment patients are free to seek out the doctor and practice with whom they believe they will achieve the best experience. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy Rule gives you, with few exceptions, the right to inspect, review, and receive a copy of your medical records and billing records that are held by health plans and health care providers covered by the Privacy Rule. Under HIPAA, they are required to provide you with a copy of your health information within 30 days of your request.
What happens if I let my medical marijuana card expire?
You are no longer legally allowed to purchase or possess medical marijuana.According to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program a former active card holder may be evaluated by a CTR physician for a renewal up to one (1) year from the expiration date on the card. After one year a former card holder’s account in the Ohio registry may be purged, and a full medical evaluation would need to be conducted before the patient is reregistered with a new card. Expired card holders should attempt to log onto their OHMM registry Portal account, and if access is still available a renewal is still possible.
Do Caregivers also need to renew?
Yes! Caregivers also need to have their card recommendation reissued annually by a CTR doctor. You could put your cared-for person in jeopardy if you let your active card lapse! Please note that the rules for the Issued date (anniversary is last day to purchase) and Expires date (anniversary is last day to possess) apply to Caregiver cards as well. It should also be noted that because Caregivers in Ohio are registered to specific medical marijuana patients that those patients have input into the Caregiver renewal recommendation. Patients may request that a new (or additional) Caregiver be registered for them anytime, and/or that an existing Caregiver be denied a renewal associated with them.
Can I renew my current state-issued card if I have moved out of state?
No. State Medical Marijuana cards are only issued to people with permanent residence in that state. Proof of residency is required for registration and renewal. However, if you move during the year your card may be honored before its expiration by states with medical marijuana reciprocity (the practice of exchanging things with others for mutual benefit, especially privileges granted by one country or organization to another.). These states currently accept out-of-state cards:
- New Hampshire
- New Mexico
- Rhode Island
- Washington D.C.