Ohio Makes Improvements to 90-Day Purchase Limits
The state of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has announced adjustments to the 90-day purchase limit for medical marijuana.
The 90-day purchase limit has been a concern among patients as the system was confusing and made it difficult to calculate their supply. It also caused frustration as many patients found themselves running out of 'days' far in advance of their 90-day limit which resulted in being unable to buy the medical marijuana they need, when they need it.
Under the revised process, dispensaries are now required to calculate a patient’s supply, under the following guidelines:
A patient’s 90-day recommendation will now be divided into two 45-day fill periods based upon the patient’s active and current recommendation. The first fill period includes days 1 through 45 of the recommendation and the second period includes days 46 through 90 of the recommendation. The first fill period will start when a patient receives a recommendation.
In each 45-day fill period, a patient may purchase up to a 45-day supply of medical marijuana, regardless of when purchases are made within the 45-day fill period. As an example, if a patient comes to a dispensary on Day 28 and has not purchased any medical marijuana during the fill period, that patient is able to purchase up to a 45-day supply of medical marijuana.
If a patient has purchased a 45-day supply within the fill period, the patient has to wait until the next 45-day fill period to purchase more medical marijuana from a dispensary. However, if a patient does not purchase any product within a 45-day fill period, the patient is only allowed to purchase a maximum of a 45-day supply during the next fill period.
The new process will take effect on April 17th. This resolution plans to provide a simpler and easier way for medical marijuana dispensaries, patients, caregivers to calculate supply while making sure patients do not exceed the maximum 90-day limit that is established in the Ohio law.
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