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Ohio Senate Approves Expanding List Of Conditions For Medical Marijuana Treatment

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Senators overwhelmingly approved a bill to expand Ohio’s medical marijuana program to other conditions, some of which were rejected for medical pot by state regulators in the past.

“We’re here, and the last bill before our Christmas break and we can end on a high note…”

The bill from Republican Dr. Steve Huffman would allow medical marijuana to be recommended for arthritis, autism spectrum disorder, chronic muscle spasms, migraines, opioid use disorder and for people in hospice care or with terminal illnesses. It would also transfer some of the program from the State Board of Pharmacy to the new Division of Marijuana Control in the Department of Commerce. But smoking marijuana or home-growing plants is still outlawed.

All five of the no votes were from Republicans. It now goes to the House.

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