Medical Marijuana Evaluation and Prescription
An important message for our Medical Marijuana patients
Dr. Timothy Webb has relocated his practice to Wellston, Ohio.
Patients with scheduled appointments after March 28, 2022, as well as new patients seeking medical marijuana treatment, will be seen by Dr. Paul Opsahl at Waynesville Health Care, 4353 State Route 73, Suite 120, Waynesville, OH.
Video Visits are available in many cases. For appointment details, please call Waynesville Health Care at (513) 897-0085.
Office hours: Monday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm • Tuesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm • Wednesday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm • Thursday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm • Friday 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Dr. Paul Opsahl is a fully qualified, board certified physician approved by the state of Ohio for medical marijuana evaluation. Through thorough consultation, Dr. Opsahl will be able to indicate if cannabis may be of medical benefit to you and make a formal recommendation.
Call our office today at (513) 897-0085 to setup an evaluation appointment that fits your schedule.
A medical marijuana evaluation is available for anyone who is eligible, not just Providence Medical Group patients.
A referral from your primary care provider to Dr. Opsahl is required. If you don’t have a primary care provider, you may register with Waynesville Health Care as a new patient.
- For your first evaluation appointment, you must bring your medical records and a complete history of medications taken.
- After your initial evaluation appointment, a follow-up appointment is required within 90 days; this appointment may be in-person or a video visit.
- Medical marijuana treatment is approved for ages 6 years and older.
Click on the topics below for more about patient evaluations, qualifying for medical marijuana, patient registration and authorized medical marijuana dispensaries:
In addition to a physical exam, your provider will thoroughly diagnose and review the qualifying medical condition being considered, including prior treatments, medications and therapies. Patients should be prepared with complete medical records and history of prior narcotic and non-narcotic medication use. Your provider will develop a treatment and follow-up plan for the qualifying condition, and go over potential risks and benefits.
Certified physicians may recommend medical marijuana only for the treatment of a qualifying medical condition. Under Ohio law, all of the following are qualifying medical conditions: AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn's disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, 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, Tourette's syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis.
All medical marijuana patients are required to register with the State Board of Pharmacy. Full details regarding patient registration can be found in Chapter 3796:7-2 of the Ohio Administrative Code.
A patient registration will be valid from the date of issuance and expire one year later on the last day of the month it was issued. If the patient is diagnosed as terminally ill, the patient's registration will expire after six months.
Authorized medical marijuana dispensaries are located throughout Ohio. Click here for a list of dispensaries. Medical marijuana is available in a variety of forms, including oils, tinctures, capsules, plant material, edibles and topical products.