Medical marijuana: Ohio board votes today on whether autism, anxiety will be qualifying conditions

June 12th, 2019 by admin Leave a reply »


Dozens wait in line to enter the first medical marijuana dispensary in southwest Ohio.
Meg Vogel, Cincinnati

The Ohio State Medical Board is scheduled to decide Wednesday whether to add anxiety and autism to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in the Buckeye State.

Physicians could recommend medical marijuana for any new conditions immediately following the vote.

The board could delay the vote to its July meeting if members want more time to consider the information about the conditions and potential treatment with medical marijuana.

Last month, The Enquirer reported that more than 1.6 million Ohioans could become eligible for medical marijuana should the medical board approve the additions.

Ohio’s 2016 law that created the medical marijuana program listed 21 conditions that qualify for access to the drug through a doctor’s recommendation. The Enquirer has estimated at as many as three in 10 Ohioans have at least one of these conditions.

The law also created an annual process that allows citizens to propose additions to the list of qualifying

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