Patient & Caregiver Information

Our goal is to provide our patients and caregivers with the most up-to-date information about the medical marijuana products we offer. We are committed to ensuring the safety and quality of our products and believe that education is key to achieving this goal. On this page, you will find information about the pesticides that have been applied to our cannabis plants, as well as educational materials for patients and caregivers. For more information and to see the entire documents, please click the buttons below.

Side Effects & Contraindications of Medical Marjiuana

The use of medical marijuana has side effects and contraindications of which Patients should be aware. Medical marijuana effects every patient differently, however, there are general side effects and contraindications that are applicable as follows:

Side Effects of Medical Marijuana: Use of medical marijuana may cause one or more of the following side effects:

  • Feeling of Being “High” or Elation;
  • Laughing More Easily;
  • Sense of Relaxation or Sense of Anxiety;
  • Difference in Sense of Touch, Taste, Hearing and/or Sight;
  • Reduced Attention, Reactivity, Problem Solving and Judgment;
  • Headaches;
  • Dry Mouth;
  • Dry or Blood Shot Eyes;
  • Lightheadedness or Dizziness;
  • Increased Blood Pressure;
  • Drowsiness;
  • Tiredness and/or Fatigue;
  • Altered Senses;
  • Change in Mood, Including Elevated or Reduced Mood;
  • Short-Term Impairment of Memory or Learning;
  • Gastrointestinal Disturbances (Nausea, Vomiting or Abdominal Pain); or
  • Mental Confusion.

Contraindications – Who Should Not Use Medical Marijuana?

Each Patient must weigh the benefit of medical marijuana against any potential or actual side effects. For certain individuals, the side effects may be more severe or include additional side effects, unique to you, that might mean medical marijuana will not be an effective treatment for your qualifying condition. Some of the below contraindications are specific to consumption method. Each Patient must weigh both the risks and the benefits of the use of medical marijuana; however, the following individuals should include in that analysis that medical marijuana may be contraindicated if they:

  • Have a history of sensitivity or allergy to medical marijuana or to vaporization (if consumed by that method);
  • Have severe cardio-pulmonary disease that includes occasional low blood pressure, high blood pressure, loss of consciousness or rapid heart rate (if consumed by vaporization);
  • Have respiratory disease such as asthma or COPD (if consumed by vaporization);
  • Have a history of psychiatric disorders, including mood disorders, or family history of schizophrenia;
  • Already taking sedatives or psychoactive medicine;
  • Have a history of substance abuse, including medical marijuana use disorder; and
  • Are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant.

Temporary Contraindications – When Medical Marijuana Use is Not Recommended

The use of medical marijuana is not recommended during the following circumstances:

  • Before or during the operation of a motor vehicle;
  • Before or during the operation of heavy equipment or machinery;
  • When caring for minor children;
  • When making financial transactions or legally binding decisions; or
  • During employment where one or more of the potential side effects described above may cause problems.
Limitations on Right To Posses & Use Medical Marijuana

Registered Patients are allowed to obtain, possess and use medical marijuana and paraphernalia, subject to the following limitations:

Allowable Forms & Methods of Use:
  • Oils
  • Tinctures
  • Plant Material (not smoked)
  • Edibles
  • Patches
  • Other Forms as approved by the Board of Pharmacy
  • Vaporization
  • Ingestion
Prohibited Forms & Methods of Use:
  • Where Form or Method is Considered Attractive to Children;
  • Plant Material with THC Content Over 35%; and
  • Extracts with THC Content Over 70%.
  • Smoking or Combustion

Signs & Symptoms Of Substance Abuse

Medical marijuana, when used properly and as directed, is an effective way to treat a patient’s qualifying conditions. In some instances, a small percentage of patients may develop an unwanted dependence upon medical marijuana, which medical professionals call Marijuana Use Disorder.

  • Using more medical marijuana than intended;
  • Trying but failing to quit using medical marijuana;
  • Craving medical marijuana;
  • Using medical marijuana even though it causes problems at home, school, or work;
  • Continuing to use medical marijuana despite social or relationship problems;
  • Giving up important activities with friends and family in favor of using medical marijuana;

  • Using medical marijuana in high-risk situations, such as while driving a car;
  • Continuing to use medical marijuana despite physical or psychological problems;
  • Needing to use more medical marijuana to get the same affect; and
  • Experiencing withdrawal symptoms when stopping medical marijuana use.

Opportunities To Participate in Substance Abuse Programs

Individuals requiring substance abuse assistance may contact:

  • SAMSHA National Hotline: 1 (800) 662 – 4357
  • Zepf Center: (419) 841 – 7701
  • Pinnacle Treatment Center – Toledo: (419 – 725 – 6632
  • OhioGuidestone: (419 ) 720 – 9247
  • Urban Minority Alcoholism/Drug Abuse Outreach (Lucas County): (419) 255 – 4444
  • Ohio Citizen Advocates for Addiction Recovery (OCAAR)

Cultivator Pesticides

This is an abbreviated list of pesticides that have been applied to medical marijuana plants and the growing medium during production and processing. To see the entire list follow this link and be redirected to our PDF.

Ancient Roots

Beauveria Bassiana Strain GHA, Rosemary Oil, Citric Acid, Peppermint Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Geranium Oil.


Citric Acid, Extract of Reynoutria Sachalinensis, Peppermint Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Geranium Oil, Hydrogen Peroxide, Peroxyacetic Acid.


Peroxyacetic acid & H202 (peroxide).

Grow Ohio

Peroxyacetic acid & H202 (peroxide).

Standard Wellness

Citric Acid, Reynoutria sachalinensis, Thiophanate methyl, Trifloxystrobin, Fenhexamid, Copper octanoate, Fludioxonil.

Wellspring Fields

Azadiractin, Pyrethrins, Bacillus Subtilis QST 713, Citric Acid, Cinnamon Oil, Thyme Oil, Linseed Oil, Rosemary Oil, Lemongrass Oil, Cinnamon Oil, Cottonseed Oil, Geraniol, Peppermint Oil, Soybean Oil, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Clove Oil, Garlic Oil, and Corn Oil.

Caution, Warning & Other Instructions

WARNING – This product may cause impairment and may be habit-forming.  Smoking medical marijuana is not permitted in the State of Ohio.

  • There may be health risks associated with consumption of this product.
  • Should not be used by women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • For use only by the person named on the label of the dispensed product.  Keep out of reach of children.
  • Marijuana can impair concentration, coordination and judgment.  Do not operate a vehicle or machinery under the influence of this drug.
  • For any medical marijuana related inquiry, or to report adverse events, contact the Ohio Board of Pharmacy at 1 (833) 4OH-MMCP.