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The Process

Ohio Medical Marijuana Doctor in Akron, Ohio

Summit Releaf is a medical clinic where patients within Northeast OH living with one of the approved qualifying medical conditions can take the first steps toward legally obtaining medical marijuana, properly referred to as “medical cannabis". We understand that your time is valuable and want to make it easy and stress-free for qualifying patients.  Our patient support specialists are here to help you along the way.

Get Pre-Screened

Call (330) 926-6911 to speak with one of our Summit Releaf patient support specialists to begin your 10 minute initial phone screening to determine your pre-qualification status. Please be prepared to answer the following questions: name, qualifying condition, doctor and location currently treating the condition, whether your doctor is affiliated with a major hospital network (i.e. Cleveland Clinic or University Hospital systems), United States Veteran status (if applicable). 

After your initial phone screening, 

  • Pre-Qualified Patients will need to:
    • Call your current physicians office to notify & approve the release of your medical records to Summit Releaf.
    • Complete and sign the forms sent via email from Summit Releaf following your pre-screening and pre-qualification.
  • Upon receipt of your completed forms Summit Releaf will reach out to your physician's office to obtain your medical records.

See an Ohio Certified Doctor

In compliance with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP) you must have an in-person visit with and Ohio certified medical marijuana doctor.

  • Schedule Appointment
    Upon receipt of your medical records, one of our Summit Releaf patient support specialists will contact you to schedule your 30 minute in-person new patient consultation with one of our state-certified medical marijuana doctor.
  • 30 minute in-person new patient consultation
    One of our state-certified doctors will review your medical history, perform a physical evaluation and discuss potential benefits of adding a recommended medical marijuana treatment plan may be an appropriate course of treatment.


Remember to bring a valid form of Identification to your appointment!
Ohio driver's license, Ohio identification card issued by the Ohio bureau of motor vehicles (BMV), or United States passport.


Payment is due at the time of your appointment. 

See BILLING section below for details.

Get Registered

  • Following your new patient consultation, with your Summit Releaf medical marijuana doctors approval we will submit their recommendation for you to receive your Ohio medical marijuana card directly to the Pharmacy Patient Registry Portal.
  • You will receive an email from the with a link to print off your Ohio medical marijuana card. 

Find a Dispensary

  • After receiving your patient registry medical marijuana card, you may purchase medical marijuana from an Ohio dispensary licensed by the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. 
  • Only patients with an active registry card, an active Ohio marijuana certified physician recommendation, and their associated government-issued ID can purchase medical marijuana.
  • Visit the OMMCP website to view a list of licensed Ohio dispensaries near you.

Follow-Up Care

Ohio law requires that your Ohio certified medical marijuana physician observes the effects of cannabis as a treatment. 

  • Your Patient Registry/Dispensary ID Card will expire one year after issuance. We recommend scheduling your annual in-person follow-up 30 days prior to your card expiring each year.
  • NEW PATIENTS: At the time of your 30 minute in-person new patient consultation we will schedule your follow-up appointment during the 11th month of your medical cannabis treatment.

Fees & Billing

Billing

Payment is due at the time of your In-Person Medical Marijuana Doctor appointment. 

Cash, check or credit card accepted. 


Payment Plans available upon request. Contact a Summit Releaf Patient Support Specialist at (330) 926-6911 to discuss pricing and payment options prior to your appointment.

Schedule Your Appointment

Start your journey by meeting with a Summit Releaf Doctor to discuss how an Ohio marijuana card recommendation could help you live your best life.