The Medical Board of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Committee has asked medical experts to study anxiety, autism and Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome to determine whether the conditions should be added to the medical cannabis program’s existing list of 21 qualifying conditions, according to a News 5 Cleveland report.
The conditions were selected from 27 petitions that the public had submitted for conditions to be added to the program, the news outlet reported. The committee narrowed the list down to six conditions, including anxiety, autism, depression, insomnia, opioid use disorder and Cachexia.
The committee then discussed the value of the studies submitted with the petitions and narrowed it down to the three that are now moving to expert review, according to News 5 Cleveland. Recommendations from the medical experts are expected this summer, and then the committee will make its recommendation to the full Medical Board, the news outlet reported.
Written public comment on the three accepted conditions will be accepted through March 11, and can be submitted to MedicalMarijuana@med.ohio.gov.