NEWARK: 740.522.8747 | ZANESVILLE: 740.450.1600

Medical Marijuana

The Center Sanctum is now accepting patients to meet with our certified doctor to qualify for an Ohio Medical Marijuana card.


The first step is to determine your eligibility. The State Medical Board of Ohio has approved the following list of qualifying medical conditions:

  • AIDS
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Cachexia
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Epilepsy & other Seizure Disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Glaucoma
  • Hepatitis C
  • Huntington’s Disease
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Pain that is either chronic & severe or intractable
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Positive status for HIV
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sickle Cell Anemia
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Cord Disease or Injury
  • Terminal Illness
  • Tourette’s Syndrome
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Ulcerative Colitis

If you have been diagnosed with a condition on this list you are potentially eligible to obtain a medical marijuana card.


The next step is gathering your medical record documents that confirm your qualifying diagnosis. In addition, you will need to show proof of a government issued ID. Valid IDs include an unexpired driver’s license, state ID card or US passport.

Now you are ready to schedule an appointment with our licensed physician who is certified to make recommendations to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

If approved an account in your name is created with the Ohio Board of Pharmacy patient registry. You will receive an email link to complete your application. After confirming your information, paying the doctor consultation fee and paying a registration fee you will be issued a medical marijuana card to your email address.


You are now ready to visit any medical marijuana dispensary throughout the state of Ohio. To gain admittance you must present your marijuana card and a valid ID.

Once inside you are typically paired up with a “budtender”, a dispensary employee who is knowledgeable about the various strains of cannabis, their medicinal uses, and methods of consumption. The budtender’s role is to educate, advise, and answer any questions you may have regarding your particular situation.

After purchasing some product it is finally time for you to appreciate the benefits cannabis has to offer.

Pertinent Laws Regarding Medical Marijuana in Ohio

The transportation of marijuana across state lines is a violation of federal law.

Medical marijuana patients are not exempt from employer drug testing.

The smoking of medical marijuana is prohibited. If using marijuana flower you are expected to use a vaporization device. Possession of drug paraphernalia such as pipes, bongs, etc. is a misdemeanor.

You can be charged with driving under the influence if the police observe you making a traffic infraction, and then deem your interactions and field sobriety test performance as insufficient.

Under federal law marijuana users are not allowed to buy, sell or possess firearms, ammunition, or obtain a conceal carry weapon certification.


To make an appointment contact the friendly Center Sanctum staff at the location nearest you.

Newark 740.522.8747

Zanesville 740.450.1600

Center Sanctum will collect doctor consultation fee at the time of scheduling. Remember to bring qualifying documents.