Source: State of Ohio Medical Board E-News
Governor John R. Kasich signed House Bill (HB) 523, a bill that “authorizes the use of marijuana for medical purposes and establishes the Medical Marijuana Control Program,” into law on June 8. The legislation goes into effect on Thursday, September 8. The Ohio Department of Commerce, the State of Ohio Medical Board (SOMB), and the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy will regulate aspects of the legislation.
- The procedures when applying for a Certificate to Recommend
- The conditions that must be met to be eligible for a certificate to recommend
- The schedule and procedures for renewing a certificate to recommend
- The reasons for which a certificate may be suspended or revoked
- The standards under which a certificate suspension may be lifted
- The minimal standards of care when recommending treatment with medical marijuana.
The SOMB has one year from the effective date of the bill to adopt the rules.
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