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List Of Conditions For Which Ohioans Can Use Medical Marijuana Could Grow

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Four medical marijuana dispensaries are now open in Ohio and more are planned to come online in the future. And the number of conditions for which marijuana can be used in Ohio could expand too.

There are 21 qualifying conditions for which Ohioans can use medical marijuana. Tessie Pollack with the State Medical Board says there are six more conditions under consideration to be added to that list.

“Autism spectrum disorder, chronic anxiety disorder, general anxiety disorder, depression, insomnia and opioid use disorder," Pollack says.

Pollack says the state has until June to decide whether to add any or all of those to the list of qualifying conditions. Nearly 375 doctors have state approval to recommend medical marijuana, and more than 3500 patients have activated their registry cards.

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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.