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Six New Qualifying Conditions for OMMCP added 6/9/2021

The State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) met virtually on June 9 and discussed the petitions to add six new qualifying conditions to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP). After the discussion, the full board voted to accept 4 petitions and add Huntington’s disease, terminal illness (two petitions) and spasticity as qualifying conditions, effective immediately. The board also voted to reject the petitions for autism spectrum disorder, restless leg syndrome, panic disorder with agoraphobia and spasms. This brings the total number of qualifying conditions in the OMMCP to 25.

Under Ohio law, the following are qualifying medical conditions: AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, Huntington’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s disease, positive status for HIV, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, spasticity, spinal cord disease or injury, terminal illness ("Terminal illness" means a qualifying condition for which a prospective patient has received a diagnosis for a life expectancy of six months or less if the illness runs its normal course), Tourette’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis.

 

New Qualifying Condition for OMMCP added 7/9/2020

The State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO) met on July 8 to discuss the petitions to add three qualifying conditions to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (OMMCP). After a discussion, the full board voted to accept the petition and add cachexia as a qualifying condition, effective immediately. The board also voted to reject petitions for autism spectrum disorder and anxiety disorder. This brings the total number of qualifying conditions in the OMMCP to 22.

Cachexia, also known as wasting syndrome, is a condition that causes extreme weight and muscle loss and is often associated with other severe and chronic illnesses.

SMBO press news release 
SMBO supporting documentation
Article: New Prospect for Cancer Cachexia: Medical Cannabinoid

Part 1: Medical Marijuana in Ohio

Part 1: Medical Marijuana in Ohio

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