Ohio State Medical Board added three conditions to the list of diseases that qualify for medical marijuana; Huntington’s disease, terminal illnesses, and spasticity.
The Ohio State Medical Board rejected autism spectrum disorder, restless leg syndrome, panic disorder with agoraphobia and spasms.
Qualifying diseases for Ohio medical marijuana card:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Alzheimer’s disease.
- Chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
- Crohn’s disease.
- Epilepsy or another seizure disorder.
- 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.
- Spinal cord disease or injury.
- Terminal illness.
- Tourette’s syndrome.
- Traumatic brain injury.
- Ulcerative colitis.
There were 103,642 registered medical marijuana patients in 2020. By April 2021 there 168,571 medical marijuana patients. Seven hundred twenty one had been diagnosed with terminal illness.
Of the 57 licenses available, As of June 2021 there are 52 open dispensaries in Ohio. See Complete List In April of 2021 the Ohio Board of Pharmacy approved making an additional 73 new dispensary licenses available. The decision was based on the number of patients seeking medical cards and the current geographic distribution of dispensary locations.