Ohio accepting proposals for ailments that could be treated with medical marijuana

Ohio accepting proposals for ailments that could be treated with medical marijuana

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Ohio has approved 21 conditions that would allow patients to obtain and possess medical marijuana. The state is now accepting petitions for more conditions. (Glen Stubbe/Star Tribune via AP, File) ( COLUMBUS, – Medical marijuana is not yet for sale, but Ohio is accepting proposals to expand the list of 21 medical conditions that would allow people to legally possess and use it. Thus far, the State Medical Board of Ohio has received seven proposals since opening submissions up Nov. 1, said AJ Groeber, executive director of the State Medical Board of Ohio, during a Thursday meeting with the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee. They are: Severe arthritis (two submissions) Liver failure “Lots of pain” Premenstrual dysphoric disorder Fibromyalgia and neuropathy Interstitial cystitis (inflammation of the bladder) People can learn how to submit a proposed ailment at https://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/condition . Petitions will be accepted through Dec. 31. The medical board will decide which conditions to approve later. Some of them — such as “lots of pain” — are currently covered under the current condition of chronic and severe or intractable pain, Groeber said. Ohio’s medical marijuana program was supposed to be fully operational Sept. 8 but is running behind schedule. Marijuana cultivators could have some product ready next month. But regulators cautioned it would be in small amounts and not available in a lot of varieties. However, more product is expected to be ready by early next year, the Ohio Department of Commerce’s Mark Hamlin said. The state has granted 10 certificates of operation to growers — including six large-scale and four smaller cultivators. The certificates allow growing to begin. Hamlin said he expects additional state inspections of cultivation facilities that can lead to more certificates of operation soon. Five testing labs received provisional medical marijuana licenses. The labs are […]

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