Ohio Regulators Recommend Adding New Qualifying Condition For Medical Marijuana Treatment
A proposal was presented to the Ohio medical board petition review committee on medical marijuana to add autism, anxiety and cachexia (wasting syndrome) to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment.
While the committee rejected adding autism and anxiety as approved conditions, the panel recommended the full board to approve cachexia to the list. The state board is expected to finalize the decision for approval in July 2020.
Last year, petitions were accepted to add new conditions to the state’s medical marijuana program, which again included requests to add autism and anxiety as qualifying conditions. The petition review committee recommended that the two conditions move forward, however, they reversed their decision after receiving public comments from children's hospitals. Sarah Kincaid of the Ohio Children's Hospital Association stated, "There is little rigorous evidence that marijuana, or its derivatives, is of benefit for patients with autism and anxiety, but there is a substantial association between cannabis use and the onset or worsening of several psychiatric conditions."
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