Three new qualifying medical conditions moved to review for Ohio’s medical marijuana patients

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Medical Board of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Committee will ask medical experts to study Anxiety, Autism, and Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome to see if those conditions could be treated with medical marijuana.

They would join the existing list of 21 conditions, ranging from HIV/AIDS to chronic and severe pain, that allow patients to seek medical marijuana.

The committee narrowed a list of of 27 petitions submitted by the public down to six conditions they’d consider moving ahead to expert study: Anxiety, Autism, Depression, Insomnia, Opioid Use Disorder, and Cachexia.

Since Anxiety and Autism had been studied and rejected in 2019, those petitions needed to present new information or research to move ahead again.

Much of the committee’s discussion was centered around the value of the studies submitted with the petitions. Some studies had relatively small sample sizes, while others focused more on the effect of CBD products, which are commercial available in Ohio already, outside of Ohio’s highly regulated Medical Marijuana Control Program.

Committee Member Dr. Michael Schottenstein brought up a dilemma facing the committee: the lack…Read More

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