Panel Recommends Adding Two Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Ohio
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Panel Recommends Adding Two Conditions for Medical Marijuana in Ohio

A panel of physicians recommended that the State Medical Board of Ohio vote next month to include anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as qualifying conditions.

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May 13, 2019

CLEVELAND (AP) — A panel of physicians recommended that the State Medical Board of Ohio vote next month to include anxiety and autism spectrum disorder as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use.

The committee’s recommendation Wednesday comes after the Medical Board sought online petitions from the public requesting qualifying conditions to add to the current list of 21 conditions. The board will also vote June 12 whether to add opioid use disorder, depression and insomnia, which the four-member panel voted against recommending after consulting with medical experts.

Many of the 110 petitions the Medical Board received asked that cannabis use be allowed for anxiety.

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