June 2019 Newsletter for Ohio's CTR Physicians

The CTR newsletter is distributed to physicians with an active CTR and provides important updates for the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program. 

The State Medical Board of Ohio approved 28 new certificate to recommend medical marijuana (CTR) applications in June bringing the total number of active certified physicians to 512. 

Qualifying Conditions Update

On Wednesday, June 12, the board voted to reject the petitions for depression, insomnia and opioid use disorder but decided to table votes on autism spectrum disorder and anxiety for additonal discussion and review.

A condition that has been rejected by the board will not be reconsidered unless new information, such as additional research or supporting evidence, is provided. 

The board is set to accept new petitions for additional conditions Nov. 1 through Dec. 31, 2019.

Updated Search Map Feature

Last month we emailed you a survey requesting CTR practice addresses to include on the physician search map. Using the information from the survey responses, we have updated the search map feature to show each submitted practice address. Click here to view the search map for the CTR practice locations.

We’ve also received feedback from some physicians who were granted a CTR but have no intention of making recommendations to patients. If you applied for a CTR for any purpose other than making patient recommendations (e.g. research, specialized CME, etc.) please let us know and we will not feature your contact information on the map.

If you received your CTR this month, or have not completed the survey, please provide a list of all addresses you wish to list on the medical marijuana physician locator by completing the survey below. 

Operational Dispensaries

Ohio now has 18 operational dispensaries where a patient with a recommendation may purchase their medical marijuana product.  


  • Northeast-1 Clubhouse Dispensary 709 Sugar Ln., Elyria
  • Northeast-1 Rise 1920 Cooper Foster Park Rd. W., Lorain
  • Northeast-2 Terrasana Labs 10500 Antenucci Rd., Suite 200, Garfield Heights
  • Northeast-4 The Botanist 3840 Greentree Ave. SW, Canton
  • Northeast-4 FRX Health 1865 Dresden Ave., East Liverpool
  • Northeast-5 The Botanist 30133 Euclid Ave., Wickliffe
  • Northeast-5 Bloom Medicinals, LLC 3802 Blackbrook Rd., Painesville, Township
  • Northeast-6 gLeaf Medical Cannabis 2932 Youngstown Rd. SE, Warren
  • Northwest-3 Rise 3157 W. Sylvania Ave., Toledo
  • Northwest-7 Terrasana Labs 1800 E State St, Fremont
  • Northwest-8 The Forest Sandusky, LLC 1651 Tiffin Ave., Sandusky
  • Southeast-1 Buckeye Botanicals LLC 3 Acy Ave., Jackson
  • Southeast-3 Terrasana Labs 656 Grandview Ave., Columbus
  • Southeast-7 Ohio Cannabis Company 23024 County Road 621, Ste. 1, Coshocton
  • Southeast-9 CY+ 180 Main St., Wintersville
  • Southeast-9 Ohio Valley Natural Relief LLC 840 Canton Rd., Wintersville
  • Southeast-4 Mad River Remedies 5604 Airway Rd., Riverside
  • Southeast-5 About Wellness Ohio 1525 Genntown Dr., Suite B5, Lebanon


Advertising and Ownership

Although there are no CTR-specific advertising rules concerning medical marijuana, as a licensee of the Medical Board, you may not make false, fraudulent, deceptive, or misleading statements in the solicitation of or advertising for patients. See Ohio Revised Code, Section 4731.22(B)(5) for details.

As a certified physician, you also may not have ownership, or investment interest in or compensation agreement with any medical marijuana entity licensed or applicant seeking licensure. See Ohio Administrative Code, Rule 4731-32-02 (8) for details.

Patients Outside of Ohio

House Bill 523 legalized purchases of medical marijuana products from an Ohio-licensed dispensary, by Ohio residents in the Patient & Caregiver Registry. Currently, Ohio does has not have reciprocity agreements with other states and does not recognize out-of-state medical marijuana cards. 

CTR eNews on Website

Current and archived CTR newsletters are now available online. Each month, the CTR eNews issue will be posted to the website and located under Publications > CTR eNews.

Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee Update

The Advisory Committee met on Thursday, June 13 in the Vern Riffe Center. Click here to see the agenda and slides.

Standard of Care

All physicians with an active CTR are expected to follow the full list of requirements in  Rule 4731-32-03 Standard of care in the Ohio Administrative Code. 


  • For questions about your CTR, email MedicalMarijuana@med.ohio.gov.
  • For questions about technical difficulties accessing the Registry, call the Appriss Help Desk at 1-833-276-0100.
  • Additional resources can be found on the medical marijuana website. Click here to view.

OMMCP Helpline
1-877-4OH-MMCP (1-833-464-6627)

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program Toll-Free Helpline responds to inquiries from patients, caregivers, and health professionals regarding adverse reactions to medical marijuana, and provides information about available services and additional assistance as needed.

Check with your personal attorney for additional rule interpretation and how to apply the statute and rules to your specific practice situation.

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