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Some Ohioans Have Taken First Step To Get Medical Marijuana

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Thousands of Ohioans have already received the paperwork they need to access medical marijuana and are ready to get it when it becomes available. 

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program has more than 350 doctors, and the Ohio Pharmacy Department has been accepting patient registrations for nearly a month. There are 4,964 recommendations in the Patient and Caregiver Registry. Of those, 3,575 people have activated their registry cards.

Ohioans with 21 different medical conditions are eligible to participate in the program when it comes online. Officials say they expect that to happen on a limited basis in early January.

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Jo Ingles is a professional journalist who covers politics and Ohio government for the Ohio Public Radio and Television for the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau. She reports on issues of importance to Ohioans including education, legislation, politics, and life and death issues such as capital punishment.