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from the State Medical Board of Ohio

Medical Board Reviews Petitions to Add Qualifying Conditions to the OMMCP

The Medical Board received 30 petitions for potential new qualifying conditions during the 2020 petition window. The Medical Board’s Medical Marijuana Committee is anticipated to meet February 10. 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. ADD/ADHD
  2. ADHD
  3. ADHD
  4. ADHD, Autism in Children
  5. Anxiety
  6. Arthritis
  7. Autism
  8. Autism
  9. Bi-polar Depression, ADHD, and Anxiety
  10. Chronic Motor or Vocal Tic Disorder
  11. Complex Reginol Pain Syndrome Type 2
  12. Diabetes
  13. Diabetes
  14. Enlarged Prostate and Gastrointestinal Issues
  15. Fibromyalgia
  16. Huntington’s Disease
  17. Macular Degeneration and Ocular Histoplasmosis
  18. Major Depressive Disorder
  19. Meniere’s Disease
  20. Migraines
  21. Multiple Sclerosis
  22. Opioid Use Disorder
  23. Panic Disorder with Agoraphobia
  24. Panic Disorder/Anxiety
  25. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  26. Restless Leg Syndrome
  27. Spasticity/Persistent Muscle Spasms
  28. Terminal Illness – Estimate of 6-month Life Expectancy or Less
  29. Terminal Illness will Less than 6 Months to Live/Patient is Eligible for Hospice Care
  30. TRD – Treatment Resistant Depression

During the submission period (November 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020), petitions were filed electronically through the state’s website, medicalmarijuana.ohio.gov. Per Ohio Administrative Code 4731-32-05,a petition needs to include:

  • 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 that meet the requirements of OAC 4731-32-05 will proceed and be reviewed by subject matter experts. Petitions submitted 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.

The board’s committee will review the expert reports and then make a recommendation to the full board for a vote to adopt/deny a petition to add the qualifying condition under review. A full board vote will occur in summer 2021.

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, 2021.

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