Ohio received nearly 5,000 patient recommendations for medical marijuana in first month

Ohio received nearly 5,000 patient recommendations for medical marijuana in first month
Medical marijuana validation testing is underway at Streetsboro lab.

CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) - Licensed physicians recommended 4,964 recommendations from Ohio’s medical marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry.

Of those recommendations, 3,575 have received a registry card, according to the Ohio Board of Pharmacy.

The registry, which went live on Dec. 3, is an online portal where certified doctors can recommend medical marijuana use of patient and caregivers who have at least one of 21 qualifying medical conditions.

Once operational, licensed dispensaries will be allowed to sell a supply of medical marijuana oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, and patches. Smoking medical marijuana will be prohibited.

State officials have not set a date yet for when medical marijuana products will be available to patients.

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