Regulators have changed state regulations to expand the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis approvals.
Ohio State Medical Board members have approved requests to add arthritis, chronic migraines, and complex regional pain syndrome to the list of qualifying disorders.
Doctors in the state can allow medicinal cannabis to patients with any of 25 explicit medical conditions. Regulators are also considering adding Huntington’s disease to the list of qualifying conditions. However, they turned down petitions to empower doctors to recommend medicinal cannabis products to patients diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder.
Currently, over 175,000 Ohio residents are registered to participate in the state medical cannabis access program.
Further information on the program is available from NORML here.