Ohio board postpones decision to add new medical cannabis qualifying conditions

The State Medical Board of Ohio delayed a vote on including anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana, which could have added new opportunities for MMJ businesses in the state.

Board President Dr. Michael Schottenstein said Wednesday the vote would be delayed to give two new board members time to consider expert reports.

A physician panel last month recommended that anxiety and autism be added to the list of 21 conditions for which registered physicians can make a patient recommendation for medical marijuana.

The board voted against adding opioid use disorder, depression and insomnia as qualifying conditions, which the physician panel did not recommend after hearing from experts.

– Associated Press

2 comments on “Ohio board postpones decision to add new medical cannabis qualifying conditions
  1. Mark sr on

    It’s time to add it for anxiety I have adhd and severe anxiety and marijuana effectively neutralizes all anxiety for me! It’s time to be the 3rd state to join new Jersey and Virginia!

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  2. David Turner on

    I have insomnia almost every night I have tried many different method and medicines to sleep and the top two that help are marijuana and alcohol I do not drink and do not want to start so I keep smoking. Lack of sleep is not fatal but it’s unhealthy for the mind and body.

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