As of April, only 36 Ohio doctors have been approved to recommend medical marijuana to their patients. That is a very small number considering the demand, and it's not just because of the state's strict regulations associated with the new medical marijuana program. The unfortunate reality is that very few doctors are willing and able to recommend this powerful treatment option, even if the state allowed them to.
Ohio unveiled its medical marijuana program. The Ohio Department of Commerce collected applications from dozens of prospective cultivators. Few of the businesses that applied were actually granted cultivator licenses. Most were rejected on the basis that they did not pass the state's complex scoring system. Now, the battle has begun.
Many professional occupations are subject to the oversight of an administrative agency. When disputes arise between an agency and a professional, some people may mistakenly assume that since the proceedings don't necessarily follow the same lines as criminal and civil cases, then they aren't as important.
You may remember a time (not so long ago) when many people would have never dreamed that marijuana could be a product for a legitimate business in the United States. Since then, much has changed throughout the nation. Medical marijuana and recreational marijuana are definitely hot topics that often incite contentious debates in private communities as well as public political disputes.
As a nurse, you have dedicated your career to helping the sick and injured. Ohio nurses have a particular responsibility to provide quality care, yet there are times when issues arise and you must make on-the-spot decisions regarding patient care. Due to the pressure and immense responsibilities of this job, nurses may make mistakes or do things that go against regulations.
Among the many businesses in Ohio that require a license, most people would not consider pawnbrokers. However, as a business owner, you know how carefully the state government regulates your industry. The driving force behind strict licensing requirements for any profession is the protection of the public. It is no different for pawnbrokers.
Owning your own bar or restaurant has likely been a dream for a long time. Restaurant work is difficult, but if you love the idea of standing behind a bar while your patrons have a good time, it is worth the effort. Maybe you are looking forward to having regulars who plan their weeks around a night out at your bar, know you by name and tell their friends what a fun place you have.
Research shows that marijuana can help patients suffering from certain ailments. As a result, many states have passed laws, making the use of marijuana for certain medical conditions allowable. This happened here in Ohio in 2016. The deadline for the state's medical board to finalize the rules for physicians is right around the corner.
You may be many things to many people — a spouse, a parent, a friend. One of the roles you may be most proud of is that of nurse. Caring for people's well-being and health is something that is important to you, and you have worked hard for the privilege of doing so.
Your choice of nursing as a career likely came from very personal factors and events in your life. Most likely, there are many days when you feel good about the help you can provide and the difference you make in your patients' lives. Nurses are truly on the front line of many life and death battles.