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List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana Program Could Grow by Three

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Two of the medical conditions rejected for inclusion in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program last year are getting another chance this year. An Ohio State Medical Board committee will, once again, consider anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as conditions for which marijuana could be recommended to patients. The committee will consider new information provided on those… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Kentucky Bill to Legalize Medical Marijuana Advances

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Medical marijuana advocates have won an initial victory in trying to legalize medical cannabis in Kentucky. A legalization measure cleared the House Judiciary Committee on a 17-1 vote Wednesday. The committee room was filled with advocates who have pressed for years to legalize medical marijuana for people battling chronic pain and… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Changes Proposed for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program

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Nearly 75,000 Ohioans have registered with the state to receive medical marijuana. Of those, just over 51,000 have actually purchased the product. Those involved with the program propose some changes they say will improve it for everyone. Erin Reed, the Board of Pharmacy’s Director of Medical Marijuana, says proposed changes to the program will make it work better…. Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

W. Va. to Open Medical Marijuana Business Applications

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Businesses hoping to break into West Virginia’s fledgling marijuana market will soon be able to apply for permits as growers, processors, dispensaries and laboratories. The state Bureau of Public Health says its Office of Medical Cannabis will open applications on Dec. 19. Applications are due by February 18 and will be… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Patient Advocate In Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program Says It’s Too Bureaucratic

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An advocate for patients in Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program says he thinks more needs to be done to better serve patients. And he thinks he’s being retaliated against for speaking out about those concerns. Bob Bridges was removed from the panel by House Speaker Larry Householder. “I was not a yes man or a yes… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Parents Of Kids With Autism, Anxiety Will Continue Fight For Medical Marijuana

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Earlier this week, a State Medical Board of Ohio committee decided there wasn’t enough scientific proof that medical marijuana would help with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. That reversed a recommendation made earlier this summer by the committee that the drug be added to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use in Ohio…. Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Medical Board Delays Vote on New Conditions for Medical Cannabis

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board of Ohio has postponed a vote on adding anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the state’s list of qualifying conditions for purchasing medical marijuana. Board President Dr. Michael Schottenstein said Wednesday the vote would be delayed to give two new board members time to consider expert reports…. Read More

Gummies for Sale at Some Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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CINCINNATI (AP) – Edible gummies are finally available at some Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports a limited amount of gummies went on sale late last week. Just two of Ohio’s 39 planned marijuana processing facilities thus far have been certified to produce edibles and other cannabis products. Only marijuana flowers had been… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Medical Marijuana for Autism, Anxiety?

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COLUMBUS — The State Medical Board’s Medical Marijuana Expert Review committee unanimously voted Wednesday to recommend two conditions be added to the list of qualify conditions that doctors can recommend be treated with medical marijuana. Autism spectrum disorder and anxiety would be added to the list of 21 existing conditions in the state’s Medical Marijuana Control… Read More