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Three new conditions have been added to qualify for medical marijuana

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Medical Commission has approved a petition to create three new conditions in which patients are eligible to receive medical marijuana.

Huntington’s disease, terminal illness, and spasticity were added to the list of eligible medical marijuana conditions on Wednesday, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported.

The Board resolved to reject the petition to add panic disorder with autism spectrum disorders, restless legs syndrome, agoraphobia and convulsions to the list.

Earlier this year, the Board decided that arthritis, chronic migraine, and complex regional pain syndrome would fall into the existing categories of chronic or intractable pain covered by medical marijuana.

The Board will consider a petition to include new conditions for qualifying for a medical marijuana card. This must be supported by evidence that the drug can be used to treat or alleviate the disease or condition and has the support of a physician.

In April, the Board decided to more than double the number of medical marijuana clinics in response to patient complaints about lack of access and costs.

Since the clinic opened in January 2019, the number of registered medical marijuana purchases has far exceeded expectations, with more than 155,000 unique patients purchasing.



Three new conditions have been added to qualify for medical marijuana

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