Stock image of cannabis from Wikimedia Commons by Mohammad Faisal Pirzada.
The State Medical Board of Ohio in an email Tuesday reminded Ohioans that the window is still open for filing petitions for the board to consider adding qualifying conditions for medical cannabis treatment.
The Ohio medical board has the authority to approve and designate conditions or diseases as qualifying medical conditions for treatment, the board noted in the email.
For the 2019 calendar year, the board is accept petitions for consideration between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31. Those wishing to do so can submit a petition here: https://medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov/condition
“Before the experts review the petitions, the Medical Board will allow for a time of public comment, similar to the comment period in the rules-making process,” the email said.
In an Ohio Capital Journal commentary last week, Autism Alliance of Ohio President Tiffany Carwile questioned why autism is excluded as a qualifying condition for medical cannabis when conditions associated with autism are not.
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