impacting patients in need

Medical cannabis is now legal in over 30 states. For those with the means to afford it, this is a blessing to help aid or eliminate their conditions. Sadly, for so many, the cost of chronic illness or life-long disability has already taken its financial toll, and thus the cost of obtaining medical cannabis may be out of reach.

Our organization provides a financial bridge to patients in need. We cover the fees needed to obtain a caregiver’s license, the cost of the doctor's visit needed to receive a medical cannabis recommendation, and the purchase cost at the dispensary for the medicine itself.

Compassionate Alternatives is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, making your gift tax-deductible as allowed by law.

how our program works

Step 1. Patient or caregiver applies for the program. Our criteria are simple:

  • Patient has a qualifying condition
  • Family has a financial need

Step 2. Patient meets with a physician at one of our partner clinics to obtain:

  • Patient / Caregiver Registration
  • Doctor's Recommendation

Step 3. Compassionate Alternatives issues a voucher debit card to the patient family.

We also cover any expenses related to the doctor's visit not donated by the clinic.

Step 4. Patient or caregiver visits a partner dispensary to collect the medicine.

Our program is currently open to Ohio patients and their caregivers. Ohio's medical cannabis program is anticipated to come fully online in early 2019. More information is available at the Ohio MMCP website or call 1-833-4OH-MMCP (1-833-464-6627).

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