The Rundown

State medical board still accepting petitions for medical cannabis conditions

By: - December 10, 2019 10:08 am

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:

“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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David DeWitt
David DeWitt

OCJ Editor-in-Chief and Columnist David DeWitt has been covering government, politics, and policy in Ohio since 2007, including education, health care, crime and courts, poverty, state and local government, business, labor, energy, environment, and social issues. He has worked for the National Journal, The New York Observer, The Athens NEWS, and He holds a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism and is a board member of the E.W. Scripps Society of Alumni and Friends. He can be found on Twitter @DC_DeWitt