"Ohio marijuana card is a place where patients can come see state-certified doctors that help patients get approved for medical marijuana," said the President of Ohio Marijuana Card, Connor Shore.
There are certain qualifications for the card.
"When a patient comes in, they bring in medical records, they should bring in medical records and the doctor will do a brief physical examination, discuss medical marijuana and how it could benefit them and then reviews their medical history and medical records," said Shore.
Medical records have to show evidence of at least one of 21 conditions:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
Traumatic brain injury
Inflammatory bowel disease
Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
Spinal cord disease or injury
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Sickle cell anemia
"The most common is chronic pain," said Shore. "When you look at programs across the country it's roughly 80-85 percent of medical marijuana patients are being treated for chronic pain."
Medical marijuana isn't being distributed in Ohio just yet, but Shaffer says he'll be first in line.
"Im excited for all the dispensaries to open, I'm eagerly anticipating them," he said.