Ohio Doctors Applying for A Medical Marijuana License

(Columbus, Oh.)--The State Medical Board of Ohio has begun accepting applications from doctors willing to recommend medical marijuana to patients once the state's medical marijuana program is launched.

Th Associated Press reports Ohio's Medical Board says eligible applicants must hold an active, unrestricted license as a Medical Doctor or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine. 

Applicants must complete free continuing education courses on qualifying medical conditions, how to treat those conditions with medical marijuana and possible drug interactions.

The law passed by the legislature in 2016 requires medical marijuana to become available in September.

Ohio's law allows people suffering from any of at least 21 medical conditions that include Cancer, Alzheimer's Disease and Epilepsy, to buy and use marijuana with a doctor's recommendation. 

The law doesn't allow for smoking marijuana. The federal government prohibits doctors from prescribing medical marijuana.


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