Medical Use of Marijuana in Ohio


As with many other topics in the field of medicine that remain experimental, unproven and/or unconventional, it is essential that physicians have access to trusted sources for information. The Ohio State Medical Association is committed to sharing information from reputable sources so informed business decisions can be made. If legal advice or other expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.


How to Recommend Medical Marijuana in Ohio

All physician applicants must 
comply with these 3 topics:


1) Eligibility to recommend medical marijuana requires that applicants must hold an active, unrestricted MD or DO license from the State Medical Board of Ohio.

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2) The applicant must have completed at least two hours of continuing medical education in medical marijuana—certified by the Ohio State Medical Association (OSMA) or the Ohio Osteopathic Association.

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3) Physicians must obtain the State Medical Board of Ohio’s Certificate to Recommend (CTR).

Apply for the CTR
(You will be required to upload your CME course certificate. There is NO fee for the CTR.)



Member Resources


Join Our Medical Marijuana Special Interest Group

This information is FREE to OSMA members. 
Non members may purchase access for $149 annually

If you have a suggestion or other information requests, please email OSMA or call 800-766-6762.

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OSMA Contacts


Media Inquiries: 
Reggie Fields • (614) 527-6726

Regulations & Medical Board Questions:
Jennifer Hayhurst • (614) 527-6766

Education & Course Certification:
Mary Whitacre • (614) 527-6769