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OHIO LEGISLATURE TO LEGALIZE MMJ PROGRAM BY 2018

Discussion in 'Cannabis News and Activism' started by Fat Freddy, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. BLACKENEDPLAGUE

    BLACKENEDPLAGUE Member

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  2. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    http://www.ohiopatientsnetwork.org/...ns-geeen-light-to-recommend-medical-marijuana

    Ohio Physicians have a Green Light to Recommend Medical Marijuana

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    The Medical Board of Ohio has finally recognized a fundamental truth about Ohio Physicians' ability to make recommendations for medical marijuana. This development came at their monthly board meeting forty days after HB523 - The Medical Marijuana Control Program became law here in Ohio.

    Below is a direct quote from the acting chairman of the board at the 10/19/16 Medical Board of Ohio Meeting:

    "The Medical Board is in no way prohibiting the recommendation of medical marijuana now that HB523 is effective.”

    The Ohio Patient Network has developed an interim recommendation form for patients to use in their discussion with your physician. The recommendation form is in compliance with Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Control Program passed by the 131st General Assembly in HB523/Section 6. Note: this recommendation is valid until sixty days after the date the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy begins accepting applications for registration pursuant to section 3796.08 of the Revised Code or September 9, 2017 whichever comes first.

    [​IMG]Ohio Patient Network recognizes that not every physicians will be willing yet to make a recommendation without a much clearer message from the Ohio Medical Board. But the law is very clear, if physicans are acting in good faith and working for the patient best health in a bona-fide relationship there is no concern from the state or the Federal Government. HB523 clearly says the following and is now law in Ohio Revised Code:4731.30 Section H.

    (H) A physician is immune from civil liability, is not subject to professional disciplinary action by the state medical board or state board of pharmacy, and is not subject to criminal prosecution for any of the following actions:

    (1) Advising a patient, patient representative, or caregiver about the benefits and risks of medical marijuana to treat a qualifying medical condition:

    (2) Recommending that a patient use medical marijuana to treat or alleviate the condition:

    (3) Monitoring a patient's treatment with medical marijuana.

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  3. BLACKENEDPLAGUE

    BLACKENEDPLAGUE Member

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    I'm a legal patient, but this is anything but for patients
     
  4. Fat Freddy

    Fat Freddy FUCK CANCER TOO !

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    Ohio cannabists, your participation is sorely needed to help us medical users obtain the legal protection we were promised under HB523, last summer!

    Please help, if you are an Ohio resident!

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    Marijuana Policy Project <state@mpp.org>Reply Reply All Forward
    Ohio Legislature reconvenes, could modify medical marijuana program
    Tue, 03 Jan, 2017 17:43
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    Ohio Legislature reconvenes, could modify medical marijuana program
    Send a message to your lawmakers to improve the state medical marijuana program

    Dear ..............

    The Ohio Legislature began its 2017 session yesterday. As the state continues to roll out proposed rules for the emerging medical marijuana program, lawmakers should consider improvements in the law’s problem areas. In particular, lawmakers should amend the affirmative defense section of the current law, and make it clear that lawmakers intended for patients to receive immediate legal protections.


    Lawmakers intended for patients to qualify for a limited affirmative defense if they had a statement from a doctor. (For more information on the state’s affirmative defense,click here.) Yet, confusion in the wake of the law’s passage and adoption has prevented the law from working as legislators intended.


    The state medical board has determined that doctors must go through a special certification process to write recommendations — even when that recommendation is limited to the affirmative defense. Because the certification process has not yet been created, patients seeking protections cannot get them, even from supportive doctors.


    Please take a moment right now to ask your representative and senator to support an amendment ensuring that doctors may write medical marijuana recommendations for the affirmative defense without first being certified by the state.


    Then, please forward this message to your network, and help get the word out!




    Sincerely,
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