6/14/19 - Ohio Medical Board Delays Decision on Medical Marijuana for Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder

In early May, the State Medical Board received an overwhelming amount of information regarding the pros and cons of medical marijuana. This week, however, the board chose to table a vote on medical marijuana use for people with anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. The board says this choice was made as a result of two newly seated board members and their ability to read and process the testimonial information quickly enough. Groups like the Ohio Medical Marijuana License Holders Coalition and the Ohio Medical Cannabis Cultivators Association are disappointed at this decision by the board. The board also voted against medical marijuana allowances for people with depression, insomnia and opioid use disorder. Currently, the State Medical Board has not released a timeline for a new vote on this issue, but it is clear the topic of medical marijuana will remain controversial and contested in the coming years.


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