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What are the basics of the Ohio medical marijuana program?

Patients suffering from chronic conditions with no respite from pain likely rejoiced the day that medical marijuana was approved in Ohio. Twenty-one conditions were approved initially in Ohio, ranging from cancer, glaucoma, seizures and AIDS to Alzheimer's, Crohn's Disease and Parkinson's disease. New conditions have to be approved by the State Medical Board of Ohio and many readers of this blog may remember the process that was underway during the summer to add to the list.

Does vaping illness have your dispensary on the defensive?

Like many in the medical marijuana business, you may be watching the news lately as stories emerge concerning the illnesses and deaths caused by vaping. Vaping, the use of electronic cigarettes, is popular for many as an alternative to smoking. While the jury is out on whether vaping is actually safer than smoking tobacco cigarettes, you and others in your industry know vaping is an effective way for patients to administer medical marijuana.

Major obstacles to medical marijuana affecting market

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Ohio opened in January and seven months in, cardholders are not satisfied with the way the program is operating. According to an online survey that 640 patients responded to, almost 50% stated they were very dissatisfied with the program and only around 4% said they were very satisfied. However, given that there are 52,000 medical marijuana cardholders in the state, it can only be considered an important snapshot of the situation, not a complete picture.

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