CLEVELAND — Within days, medicinal products containing marijuana could be in the hands of Ohio patients.
According to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program, 4,964 patient recommendations have been submitted through the registry in four weeks. Of those recommendations, 3,575 people have activated their registry card.
One provider who will not be recommending medical marijuana to its patients is Cleveland Clinic.
In a letter posted on its 'Health Essentials' blog and shared on social media, the Clinic states, "In the world of healthcare, a medication is a drug that has endured extensive clinical trials, public hearings and approval by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). Medications are tested for safety and efficacy. They are closely regulated, from production to distribution. They are accurately dosed, down to the milligram. Medical marijuana is none of those things."