Once an illness is added to the Ohio medical marijuana list, can it be removed?

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Medical Board of Ohio says that it can never remove a condition on the list to qualify for medical marijuana – even if later evidence shows the drug is ineffective or harmful.

However, a lawmaker who was involved in the 2016 law that legalized medical marijuana said the Ohio General Assembly never intended conditions to be immutable, or unremovable, if new research comes to light about cannabis’ effect on an illness.

The question of whether the conditions are immutable comes as the board embarks on its second study of whether to allow medical marijuana for anxiety and autism spectrum disorder. If medical board members conclude that they can never remove a condition from the list, they may reject autism and anxiety – as well as any other condition that the public petitions it to consider – out of caution that patients could

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