When Ohio Gov. John Kasich effectively legalized medical marijuana in Ohio last week with his signature, the state became the 25th in the U.S. to legalize a comprehensive medical cannabis program.
With Ohio’s big move, nearly 175 million Americans will soon have access to medical marijuana — well over half of the U.S.’s population.
Medical marijuana in Ohio — and elsewhere
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But how liberal is Ohio’s medical marijuana law in terms of those it allows access to MMJ? And what are all of the state’s qualifying conditions listed in the law — the specific diseases, syndromes, disorders and ailments chosen by the state’s regulators?
Check out the entirety of Ohio’s medical marijuana law here — but we went ahead and grabbed the state’s full list of MMJ-qualifying conditions.
Acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS/HIV)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE, the degenerative disease most commonly found in football players and other athletes in contact sports)
Epilepsy or another seizure disorder
Inflammatory bowel disease
Pain (either chronic and severe pain or intractable pain)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Sickle cell anemia
Spinal cord disease or injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Any other disease or condition added by the state medical board under section 4731.302 of the Revised Code