LOCAL INFO ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA IN OHIO

 

There were long lines at the first four medical marijuana dispensaries now open in Ohio.  Here is some information you need to know about it including a list of Youngstown area doctors.

Under Ohio law, the following are qualifying medical conditions:

AIDS,  amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s disease, positive status for HIV, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette’s syndrome, traumatic brain injury, ulcerative colitis

If you have a qualifying condition you’ll need to find a doctor to get the ball rolling so you can get on the state registry and get your medical marijuana card.  Since it is a Federally illegal substance they can’t actually  “prescribe” it and only doctors who have been certified to “recommend” it are allow to do it.  

These are the doctors that we found listed in our area that can prescribe medical marijuana.

John Dunne Boardman, Vincent Paolone Boardman, Robert Roerich Youngstown, Matthew Eggleston Canfield,  Rajendra Kojrala Canfield, Kathleen Padgitt, Canfield,  Karipineni Prasad  Canfield,  Russell Morrison Youngstown, Arthur Duran Poland, Vincent Marino Poland,  Daniel Miller  Poland,  Sandy Naples   Poland,  Patsy Buccino Youngstown,  Scott Tofil  Youngstown,  Lindsay Benedict   Youngstown, Adil Jaffer  Youngstown,  Ronald Yendrek  Brookfield,  Mary-Helene Massullo  Warren,  Zachary Veres Warren,  Robert Naples  Cortland,  Stephen Mooney  Alliance.

You cannot smoke medical cannabis but you are allowed oils, edibles, patches and vaporizers. Patients can get a 90 day supply and there are certain guidelines based on the levels of THC.  

So far there are only four dispensaries in Ohio.  The closest to us are CY+ in Wintersville down by Stubenville and Botanist in Canton.  There will soon be three dispensaries in the Valley but it’s not certain when they will open. 

KEEP THIS IN MIND IF YOU OWN A GUN AND WANT A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD

People who register with the state of Ohio to legally use medical marijuana will be prohibited from possessing firearms under federal law, according to guidance released by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

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