The State Medical Board of Ohio added 39 doctors to the list of physicians who are certified to recommend medical marijuana, for a total of 413.
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The State Medical Board of Ohio on Wednesday gave an additional 39 doctors certificates to recommend medical marijuana.
Medical and osteopathic doctors with unrestricted licenses must apply to the board for the certificate to recommend medical marijuana. The board reviews the applications at its monthly meeting. Applying physicians complete a two-hour continuing medical education course as part of the application process.
Doctors can recommend medical marijuana to patients with any of 21 qualifying medical conditions.
State law requires physicians access the last 12 months of a patient’s prescriptions, and describe to the patient the risks and benefits of cannabis with their medical history and condition for which it is being recommended.
With the 39 new physicians, 413 doctors can recommend medical marijuana.