Effects of Cannabis on Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

The popularity of medical cannabis has been rapidly increasing. The approach towards its use has been changing as people have started realizing the multiple benefits it offers. Medicinal cannabis is now often termed as a ‘therapy’ which has been gaining recognition and attention everyday. There are still several controversies and questions regarding the legal, ethical, and societal implications associated with …

Ohio’s First Wave Of Approved Medical Marijuana Doctors Is Here!

Finally, after almost 2 years after the bill was signed into law, we have our first round of certified & approved Ohio Medical Marijuana doctors by the actual Ohio State Medical Board under HB523! On Tuesday, April 10th, 37 physicians were granted the authority to recommend medical marijuana to Ohio patients based on 20 ailments covered under HB523!  Prior to …

Cannabis: The Exit Drug Documentary

The Exit Drug documentary, created by Weedmaps, investigates how cannabis could play a major role in ending the opioid crisis, a public health emergency that kills an average of 115 U.S. citizens a day. According to neuroscientist Dr. Adie Wilson-Poe, cannabis has the potential to significantly improve public health by diminishing our reliance on opioids. The Exit Drug explores the …

Ohio Opens Medical Marijuana Portal For Doctors

Ohio is one step closer to getting the medical marijuana program up and running. The state medical board has opened the online application process for doctors to request certification, said the agency’s spokesman Tessie Pollack. “Our licensure team is going through the applications and confirming the individuals are meeting the criteria and then the board will vote on it altogether …

Survey: Most Ohio doctors won’t recommend medical marijuana

A majority of doctors in Ohio will be reluctant to recommend medical marijuana for their patients, according to the Medical Marijuana Physician Survey, a situation that could hamper the rollout of the state’s MMJ program. Roughly 30% of the physicians who participated in an Ohio State Medical Board survey said they will not recommend medical marijuana as a treatment, and more …

Fears Of Ohio Physicians & Why They Won’t Risk Recommending Medical Marijuana To Patients Just Yet

Ohio doctors are not ready to take the risk just yet to recommend Medical Marijuana to patients in Ohio (Part 1) Today we met with a physician, to gather an idea of the fear’s and concerns that Ohio doctor’s face with medical marijuana. The fear isn’t just with the medical board and risks of loosing their license, as previously thought. They see liability and insurance concerns …

Get an Attorney, Ohio State Medical Board Tells Doctors Who Want to Recommend Medical Marijuana

  The Ohio State Medical Association is being very clear and vocal to doctors as to their position on recommending medical marijuana too early On October 4th, 2016 the State Medical Board of Ohio issued a statement urging physicians to consult a private attorney before recommending medical marijuana for a patient under the state’s recently enacted medical marijuana law. The …

Doctors granted immunity with Ohio’s new Medical Marijuana law

Proposed patients of Ohio’s new Medical Marijuana program have affirmative defense against a drug charge. The law also grants immunity to doctors from civil liability, criminal prosecution and discipline from the state medical and pharmacy boards for advising patients use medical marijuana, discussing the drug with them or monitoring a patient’s treatment with marijuana.

How to Find Ohio Doctors Who can Prescribe Medical Marijuana?

This past June, Ohio joined the ranks of states like Oregon and California, legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Signed into law by Governor Kasich, this new law is not set to go fully into effect for at least a year, as three different government agencies – the Ohio Department of Commerce, the State Pharmacy Board and the State Medical Board – gather to …

How to find doctors who can prescribe medical marijuana – and the drug itself!

Last June, Ohio joined the ranks of states like Oregon and California, legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Signed into law by Governor Kasich, this new law is not set to go fully into effect for at least a year, as three different government agencies – the Ohio Department of Commerce, the State Pharmacy Board and the State Medical Board – …