The State Medical Board of Ohio (SMBO), pursuant to Chapter 119, Ohio Revised Code, hereby gives notice that it will conduct a public hearing to consider the adoption of medical marijuana rules.
The public hearing will be conducted on Monday, July 10, at 1 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room of the State Fire Marshal’s Office located at 8895 E. Main St. in Reynoldsburg, OH. Oral or written testimony may be presented by any person affected by the proposed actions.
The following rules concern medical marijuana certificates to recommend, standards of care related to recommending medical marijuana, and petitions to request additional qualifying conditions or diseases.
4731-32-02 Certificate to recommend medical marijuana
4731-32-03 Standard of care
4731-32-04 Suspension and revocation of certificate to recommend
4731-32-05 Petition to request additional qualifying condition or disease
- Medical Marijuana Control Program website
- The SMBO located at 30 E. Broad St., 3rd Floor, in Columbus, OH
- The SMBO website under the Laws & Rules tab
- The Register of Ohio website (select “4731 State Medical Board” from the drop-down list).
The Ohio Academy of Family Physicians Members Assembly, scheduled for Saturday, August 12, will feature a panel of experts on Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program. In 2016, the Ohio General Assembly legalized medical marijuana for certain medical conditions; medical marijuana will be available to qualifying patients in 2018. The panel discussion will include a review of the medical literature on the effectiveness, adverse effects, and safety of medical marijuana. Experts from the SMBO, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, and the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee will discuss the complications and intricacies of implementing Ohio’s medical marijuana program when federal law prohibits prescribing, purchase, or sale of marijuana.