Though Ohio regulators announced that cultivators won’t have medical marijuana to patients by an early September deadline, the program is moving forward to the day people will be allowed to treat a number of ailments with the drug.
The law creating Ohio’s medical marijuana control program lists 21 conditions qualifying someone to obtain medical marijuana with a doctor’s recommendation. They are:
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy
Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
Inflammatory bowel disease
Pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable
Positive status for HIV
Post-traumatic stress disorder
Sickle cell anemia
Spinal cord disease or injury
Traumatic brain injury
Medical marijuana help line
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has a toll-free help line at 1-833-464-6627 for questions from patients, caregivers and health professionals about adverse reactions to medical marijuana and other related issues.