Medical Marijuana Treatment for Opioid Use, Depression, Insomnia Rejected

COLUMBUS, Ohio (24-7 News)--A proposal to allow medical marijuana to be used to treat opioid use disorder, depression, and insomnia in Ohio has been rejected.

The Ohio Medical Board Wednesday cited the lack of scientific evidence that proves cannabis is effective in treating the disorders.

The group also tabled a proposal to allow medical marijuana to be used to treat anxiety and autism.

Currently, there are 21 conditions approved for medical marijuana use, including Alzheimer's disease, cancer, epilepsy, glaucoma, and PTSD.

The state of Ohio has slowly rolled out the medical marijuana program, with many dispensaries given their licenses to open just this year.

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