Ohio Bill Could Add New Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana
There are currently 25 qualifying conditions in the State of Ohio for medical marijuana eligibility, but that number is finally increasing! Senate Bill 261 would add new conditions to the program, expand growing space, and add new dispensaries around the state.
The bill would also add new administration methods for medical marijuana including pills, capsules, inhalers, and more. The Ohio medical marijuana program has not progressed much recently, so the passage of this bill is highly anticipated.
In this blog, we will discuss what to expect if the bill passes.
New Qualifying Conditions
If Senate Bill 261 passes, new conditions would be added to the eligibility requirements. These conditions include:
Autism spectrum disorder
Hospice care/terminal illness
Opioid use disorder
Any other condition a recommending physician believes medical marijuana would help
The addition of any condition a physician believes would benefit from medical marijuana is a huge deal, as it basically means any condition could make a person eligible, as long as their doctor believes cannabis could help.
New Administration Methods
In Ohio, you can legally administer your medicine as an oil, tincture, plant material, edible, and patch. If the bill passes, patients will also be able to use:
Pills, capsules, and suppositories
Oral pouches, strips, or sprays
Topical sprays, salves, or lotions
Unfortunately, the bill does not consider smoking flower.
The passage of the bill would also allow level-one licensees to grow on up to 75,000 square feet and level-two growers to use up to 20,000 square feet. This would expand the state’s medical marijuana program even more!
If passed, Senate Bill 261 would also allow one new dispensary to open for every 1,000 eligible patients in Ohio, so there would be many more dispensaries available for medical marijuana patients!
There are currently many rules against dispensary advertising, and the passage of the bill would do away with some of these regulations. Dispensaries would be allowed to advertise on social media and elsewhere without having to run it by the state first.
It would also allow dispensaries to put products on display both in their stores and in advertising.
Get Your Medical Marijuana Card Today!
There truly is no better time to get your medical marijuana card. With the expansion of the program, new progressive legislation, and dispensary prices steadily decreasing, what are you waiting for?
In order to visit any dispensary in the State of Ohio, you will need your medical marijuana card. With telemedicine, you can even get your card from the comfort of your own home!
If you don’t already have your card, we can help! You can even have your appointment from the comfort of your own home and get your recommendation on the same day! Schedule an appointment with one of our physicians today to see if you qualify.
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If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!
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