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Gov. DeWine said he will look into allowing delivery of medical marijuana to Ohio patients

Medical marijuana could once again be hot topic this week as lawmakers are set to talk about...
Medical marijuana could once again be hot topic this week as lawmakers are set to talk about another bill that could make it legal in Alabama.(WBRC)
Updated: Apr. 3, 2020 at 4:26 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said he will consider allowing medical marijuana to be delivered or picked up curbside from licensed dispensaries while the statewide stay-at-home order is in effect.

“I certainly wouldn’t rule that out," Gov. DeWine said when asked if patients could receive medical marijuana via delivery. “That’s something I will ask our team to look at and to look at what the situation is for these individuals.”

The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has already implemented a guideline allowing patients and caregivers to call a dispensary ahead of time and place an order for prescribed marijuana.

Calling ahead to a medical marijuana dispensary helps limit the time a patient has to spend in a public environment, much like delivery and curbside options could act as a safeguard for individuals, particularly those who re vulnerable to the coronavirus.

As of Feb. 29, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy says 88,306 patients have received a medical marijuana card at 51 dispensaries statewide with a certificate of operation.

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