The Medical Board received 28 petitions for potential new qualifying conditions during the 2019 petition window. Medical Board’s Medical Marijuana Committee is anticipated to meet February 12. At that meeting, the committee will decide which petitions will be considered. A final vote on new qualifying conditions is expected this summer. Condition names as listed by the petitioners: 1. Anxiety 2. Anxiety 3. Anxiety, Depression 4. Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder 5. Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Arthritis 6. Asperger’s Disorder 7. Autism Spectrum Disorder 8. Autism Spectrum Disorder 9. Autism Spectrum Disorder 10. Bengals/Browns Fans 11. Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome 12. Chronic Back Chronic Hip 13. Depression 14. Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Concussions 15. Epstein-Barr 16. Gastroesophageal reflux disease 17. Generalized Anxiety Disorder 18. Generalized Anxiety Disorder 19. HIV/AIDS, Parkinson's 20. Insomnia 21. Lupus 22. Opioid Use Disorder 23. Opioid Use Disorder 24. Panic Attack and Anxiety 25. PTSD, Depression, Anxiety 26. Severe Social Anxiety 27. Stage 4 Breast Lung Lymph Nodes Cancer 28. Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain During the submission period (November 1, 2019- December 31, 2019), petitions were filed electronically through the state’s website, medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov. A petition needed to include (per Ohio Administrative Code 4731-32-05): • The name and contact information • Specific disease or condition requested to be added • Information from experts who specialize in the study of the disease or condition • Relevant medical or scientific evidence • Consideration of whether conventional medical therapies are insufficient to treat or alleviate the disease or condition • Evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana to treat or alleviate the disease or condition and other types of medical or scientific documentation • Letters of support provided by physicians Petitions which do meet the requirements will proceed and be reviewed by subject matter experts. These experts may include physicians who specialize in the named conditions, experts who have experience with medical marijuana programs in other states, etc. Petitions for the same condition will be combined for the reviews. Any petition for a condition that has been previously reviewed by the board and rejected will not be considered by the board unless new scientific research that supports the request is offered. In the following months, the committee reviews the subject matter experts’ reports, and then makes a recommendation to the full board for a vote to adopt/deny the petition to add the qualifying conditions. That full board vote will occur in Summer 2020. The Medical Board’s rules (Ohio Administrative Code) for the qualifying conditions can be found here: http://codes.ohio.gov/oac/4731-32-05 . The next condition petition window will be Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, 2020.