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State medical board: Marijuana can't be prescribed for autism, anxiety

Posted at 7:39 PM, Sep 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-11 19:39:32-04

The State Medical Board of Ohio voted Wednesday not to add autism and anxiety to its list of conditions treatable with medical marijuana.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, the board argued there was not enough available evidence to justify recommending the drug for patients living with either condition.

However, board stated in a news release it could review the decision as early as November if new evidence supporting the effectiveness of marijuana treatments emerged.

Until then, marijuana prescriptions will remain restricted to patients with 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, and ulcerative colitis.