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Ohio Medical Marijuana Patient Qualifying Conditions

September 5, 2016

The Breakdown:


Starting September 8th, patients in Ohio diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition can obtain a note from their doctor giving recommending therapy or treatment with medical marijuana. So this begs the question - what are the qualifying medical conditions that make one eligible in Ohio?


Qualifying Conditions:


According to Ohio's Constitutional Amendment legalizing and regulating medical marijuana in the State of Ohio - "Article XV: Section 12. The medical, therapeutic and industrial use and regulation of Cannabis" - qualifying conditions must be a "debilitating medical condition." Debilitating medical conditions include, but are not limited to, the following diagnoses according to the new Ohio legislature:

  • Glaucoma

  • Multiple congenital cartilaginous exostosis

  • Multiple sclerosis 

  • Nail-patella syndrome 

  • HIV

  • AIDS

  • Alzheimer’s disease

  • Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

  • Cancer 

  • Celiac disease 

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Hepatitis C 

  • Mylomalacia 

  • Post traumatic stress or PTSD 

  • Rheumatoid arthritis 

  • Sickle cell anemia 

  • Injury or disease to the spinal cord, spinal column or vertebra 

  • Tourette's syndrome 

  •  Additionally, the law mentions any "chronic or debilitating disease or medical condition or its treatment that produces cachexia or wasting syndrome, severe or chronic pain, severe or chronic nausea, seizures, including those characteristic of epilepsy, or severe or persistent muscle spasms; depression; and any additional medical condition or its treatment that may be designated by the Commission or set forth by the General Assembly pursuant to Section 3"

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