UPDATE: Medical Board Defers Decision to Add New Conditions for Medical Marijuana Use, Then Forces a Vote by the Review CommitteePublished: Aug 21, 2019 by John Izzo
The State Medical Board of Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Expert Review Committee met on August 14, 2019. Quorum was not present to vote on a recommendation to the full Medical Board. Rather than deferring a vote, Medical Board President Michael Schottenstein enlarged the size of the Committee by two, thus assuring a quorum was present. Dr. Schottenstein immediately added two new members to the Committee, including former Attorney General Betty Montgomery. The new members agreed with the other Committee members who were present, and recommended that the Medical Board not add anxiety and autism spectrum disorder to the list of approved conditions for medical marijuana use. It is expected that the Medical Board will defer to the Committee’s recommendation. It appears the only way anxiety and autism will be added to the list of qualifying conditions is through the legislature.
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