Ohio medical marijuana is available, but less than 50% of Ohio’s registered MMJ patients have even purchased medical cannabis. So why aren’t Ohioans buying medical marijuana? We take a look at what’s happening, and whether we can expect this problem to improve.
The Ohio State Medical Board has decided to table a vote on adding autism spectrum disorder and anxiety as new qualifying conditions allowed in the state’s medical marijuana program. Our Green Health Docs Advocacy Team explores why the Ohio State Medical Board made this admittedly frustrating decision.
Tons of exciting news in Ohio as the medical marijuana industry gets fully underway, just in time for summer. We’ve got new patient numbers from the state, news about edibles, and word of a new dispensary in Lebanon, Ohio, near our Dayton clinic.
We’re still a few weeks out from knowing which of the five proposed medical conditions will be added to the list of Ohio qualifying conditions, but the State Medical Board of Ohio have officially recommended that autism and anxiety be added to the program. The Green Health Docs Advocacy Team outlines what this means for Ohioans, anxiety patients and those suffering from the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder.
The Buckeye State hit another snag this week as Ohio medical marijuana oils have been temporarily pulled from dispensary shelves. This follows a dispute over a misprint on the product that forced the state to issue the recall.
Below, the Green Health Docs Advocacy Team will take a look at why this recall happened, what it means for Ohio medical marijuana patients, and if marijuana oils will make a return anytime soon.
Students of Ohio University in Athens got a rude awakening this week when Jim Sabin, OU communications specialist, confirmed to Athens News that the school has banned the use of medical marijuana on campus. The university will also not recognize Ohio medical marijuana cards, even if a student is a qualifying patient. The Green Health Docs Advocacy Team will dive into what this means and why it’s both logical and foolish to ban medical marijuana on campus.
The Farm Bill has now passed, and hemp is making its way to the American market. It is only a matter of time until there’s an explosion of CBD products. In lesser words, the CBD Gold Rush is on! In fact, it’s happening already, and the ink has barely dried on the Farm Bill. You may have even noticed products spilling into your local grocery stores. Despite the Ohio CBD ban, some coffee shops in Cleveland even offer CBD shots in your espresso!
But is all CBD created equal? And will CBD products ever be fully legalized in Ohio, where a ban of CBD products was instituted late in 2018? Our Green Health Docs Advocacy Team dives into the latest news that the FDA is reviewing the safety of CBD oil and CBD products in May 2019.
Cannabis is finally being sold in Columbus medical marijuana dispensaries. Many patients have asked our team at Green Health Docs where their medical marijuana comes from. We’ll take a look at an upcoming Ohio medical marijuana cultivator, Galenas. They will be selling product throughout the Buckeye State, including dispensaries opening in the Columbus area.
Research has shown that medical marijuana can be used to treat a variety of ailments. One of the most common conditions we see at Green Health Docs is pain. Though the term varies by which state you may live in, pain is generally defined as chronic, intractable or severe. And medical marijuana for pain is usually the number one condition noted in every single state with an implemented medical marijuana program. This makes pain the most common qualifying condition for literally millions of patients.
Last week, state senators passed Ohio Senate Bill 57, a measure that paves the way for Ohio hemp legalization. The bipartisan effort originated from two Republican Senators, Dayton’s Steve Huffman and Zaneville’s Brian Hill. Co-sponsors on the bill include Nickie Antonio, a Lakewood Democratic Senator, and John Eklund, a Munson Township Republican.