Ohio is now accepting petitions to add new qualifying conditions to the state’s medical cannabis program, according to a local WDTN report.
The State Medical Board of Ohio will accept petitions for the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program through Dec. 31, the news outlet reported, and may then designate new conditions or diseases as eligible to be treated with medical cannabis.
Petitions will not be considered if they are received after the deadline, or if they seek to add a broad category of conditions or diseases, according to WDTN.
Those petitioning for a condition that was previously considered and rejected by the board may not resubmit documents that have already been reviewed, the news outlet reported, but may present new scientific research for consideration.
Ohio’s current list of qualifying conditions include AIDS; amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS); Alzheimer’s disease; cachexia; cancer; chronic traumatic encephalopathy; Crohn’s disease; epilepsy or other seizure disorder; fibromyalgia; glaucoma; hepatitis C; inflammatory bowel disease; multiple sclerosis (MS); chronic, severe or intractable pain; Parkinson’s disease; HIV; post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD); sickle cell anemia; spinal cord disease or injury; Tourette syndrome; traumatic brain injury and ulcerative colitis.