Ohio Could Be First State to Allow Medical Marijuana for Depression, Insomnia
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Ohio Could Be First State to Allow Medical Marijuana for Depression, Insomnia

More than half the state's population could become eligible in June for a medical marijuana card if the state approves five more ailments as qualifying conditions.

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May 6, 2019

More than half of Ohio’s population could become eligible in June for a medical marijuana card if the state approves five more ailments as qualifying conditions.

Among the proposed additions: depression and insomnia, which affect hundreds of thousands of Ohioans.

Since January, an advisory committee for the State Medical Board of Ohio has studied the five ailments and whether medical marijuana could help. The three other conditions under consideration are anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and opioid use disorder, the formal term that the medical board uses for opioid addiction.

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