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Breaking News Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient Registration Extension due to Covid19

Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registration Extension

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Ohio General Assembly passed, and Governor Mike DeWine has signed, HB 404, which extends the expiration date of patient and caregiver registrations. If a patient or caregiver’s registration card expires between March 9, 2020 and April 1, 2021, the expiration date has been automatically extended and the card will remain valid until July 1, 2021. IMPORTANT: As a reminder, a patient needs both a valid registration (e.g. patient card) and a recommendation to purchase medical marijuana in Ohio. HB 404 only extends the expiration of a patient’s registration, it does not extend the physician’s recommendation. Patients must still have a current recommendation from a physician who is certified to recommend medical marijuana.  In order to keep the recommendation expiration date and the registration expiration date on the same cycle, the Board strongly encourages patients and caregivers to make all reasonable efforts to renew their registration on or before the card’s original expiration date, rather than waiting until July 1, 2021. NOTE: If you do not renew at your regularly scheduled time, the expiration date on your registration card will NOT be updated. Rather, dispensaries will be notified to accept all cards with an expiration date between March 9, 2020 and April 1, 2021. Patients may also obtain a copy of a document confirming this extension here.

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Kate Spelman RN
Kate Spelman RN
Dec 02, 2020

This is wonderful to see the state responding with somewhat compassion to the situation. Thank you so much for bringing this to light it is great news

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