FAQs & Information.

Meet the doctor.

Kevin McKee, D.O., M.S.
Board Certified Physician

Dr. McKee is a dual residency trained board certified Family Medicine physician with 18 years clinical experience in primary care and served his country as a veteran of the Air Force.  After completing two residency programs in aerospace medicine and family medicine, Dr. McKee started his practice in emergency medicine.  Early in his career, Dr. McKee was selected to be team physician for the United States Collegiate Taekwondo Team competing at the World University Championships in Kaoshung, Taiwan 2 years in a row. Dr. McKee's primary care experience includes emergency medicine,  a postion as a an urgent care medicine medical director,  and inpatient care as well as sports medicine.  More recently, Dr. McKee has been treating patients who have suffered personal and work related injuries.  In this setting, Dr. McKee saw the need for more alternative treatments for pain control and decided to get his Certification to Recommend medical marijuana in Ohio.  For the past several months, he has qualified numerous patients for their medical marijuana card.  All of Dr. McKee’s patients who have been treating their ailments with medical marijuana have reported positive results with very little to no side effects.  Many patients are happy to report they have weaned off other, more dangerous, pain medications such as narcotic pain pills and anti-inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen.  Dr. McKee is a firm believer that medical marijuana is a viable alternative to standard pain treatments and has a much better safety profile.  Dr. McKee saw a need to reach out to more patients regarding the benefits of medical marijuana, therefore, he decided to start his own practice.  Dr. McKee offers expertise in medical marijuana as well as many years of clinical experience to provide his patients the best care available.  Over the years Dr. McKee has treated patients ranging from world class elite athletes to  state inmates.  Dr. McKee advocates 110% for his patients no matter their status or situation and he will fully advocate for you as well.

Qualifying Conditions 

 

 The Ohio Medical Board has approved the use of medical marijuana to help treat and alleviate the symptoms associated with a variety of medical conditions and ailments. In total, there are currently 21 conditions eligible for treatment with medical marijuana. Furthermore, each year there is a petition period to request the addition of a medical condition to Ohio's qualifying condition list.  If you suffer from any of the following conditions, you are eligible to receive a recommendation to use medical cannabis: 

  • Chronic Pain or Severe Pain

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Spinal Cord Disease

  • Cancer

  • Chronic traumatic Encephalopathy

  • Crohns Disease

  • Epilepsy/Seizure disorder

  • HIV

  • Hepatitis C

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Glaucoma

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

  • Parkinson's Disease

  • Post traumatic Stress disorder

  • Tourettes Syndrome

  • Ulcerative Colitis

  • Sickle Cell Anemia

  • Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease

  • AIDS

Do I need to register?

Yes. All medical marijuana patients and their caregivers are required to register with the State Board of Pharmacy.  Full details regarding registration as a patient or caregiver can be found in Chapter 3796:7-2 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

How long will my registration be valid?

A patient or caregiver 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.

Will my registration status be made publicly available?

No. The law prohibits the Board of Pharmacy, as well as licensed dispensaries, from making personal identifying information public. Physicians and those employed by dispensaries will be able to verify a patient or caregiver’s registration.

What forms of medical marijuana will be available to me?

The following forms of medical marijuana are permitted: oils, wax, tinctures, plant material, edibles, lotion and patches. The law prohibits the use of medical marijuana by smoking or combustion, but does allow for vaporization (vaping). The law prohibits any form that is attractive to children.

How much medical marijuana will a registered patient or caregiver be able to possess at one time?

The amount of medical marijuana possessed by a registered patient or caregiver must not exceed a 90-day supply. Full details regarding a 90-day supply can be found in Ohio Administrative Rule 3796:8-2-04

I have a qualifying medical condition, how do I get approved for an Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?

If you are currently living with one of the conditions listed above, then you are eligible for treatment with medical marijuana in Ohio. However, before you can walk into dispensaries and purchase medical marijuana, you will need an Ohio medical marijuana card. The easiest way to obtain one is to schedule an evaluation with a medical marijuana doctor at our office or schedule a personal visit for your convenience.

What Is An Ohio Medical Marijuana Card?

An Ohio medical marijuana card is simply the patient identification card that you will receive from the State Board of Pharmacy once you've been registered as a medical marijuana patient in the state of Ohio. With your card in hand, you'll have all of the legal rights and benefits granted to patients under the State's medical marijuana laws. An Ohio medical marijuana card provides you with the following benefits:

  • Ohio Marijuana Dispensary Access: with your Ohio medical marijuana card in hand, you'll be able to access all 57 marijuana dispensaries located throughout the state and purchase medical marijuana. These state-licensed marijuana dispensaries will carry many forms of medical marijuana in varying strengths and potency. You will be able to buy products such as tinctures, oils, creams, dry flower and plant material for vaporizers, and edibles.

  • Legal Protection With Your Ohio Medical Marijuana Card: your Ohio Marijuana Card makes it easy for you to demonstrate to law enforcement that you are registered with Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program, and thereby allowed to possess, transport, and consume medical marijuana products.

  • Access To Other State Medical Marijuana Programs (Reciprocity): in the near future, you might be able to use your Ohio medical marijuana card in other states that have their own medical marijuana programs. This will depend on the Board of Pharmacy's ability to establish reciprocity agreements with other states, in which out-of-state dispensaries would accept Ohio patients, and Ohio dispensaries would accept out-of-state patients. There should be more news about whether an agreement like this is put in place in the near future. We at Ohio Marijuana Card will keep you posted!

What Is The Process To Be Approved For An Ohio Marijuana Card?

If you are living with a qualifying condition, or you believe you have one of the conditions listed above, then you'll need to schedule an appointment with a certified medical marijuana doctor to obtain your Ohio marijuana card. At the appointment, you and the doctor will discuss your medical condition(s) and treatment history. You will need to provide any relevant medical records documenting your qualifying condition. By bringing your medical records to the appointment, you significantly increase the likelihood of receiving a recommendation from the doctor.  Assuming the doctor is able to confirm your qualifying condition, you'll receive a signed recommendation following your appointment. The doctor's signed recommendation will then be submitted to the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy. You will receive an email  where you will then have to submit the $50 registration fee to the Board of Pharmacy. After you submit the fee, you will create an account in the Patient Registry and will be able to download your official Ohio medical marijuana card.

Medical Marijuana Doctors In Ohio

 Currently, there are only a handful of physicians certified to recommend medical marijuana, so it can be challenging to find a doctor that will help you out.  We are certified to recommend medical marijuana here at OhioMed and will be happy to assist you.