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Ohio committee decides not to recommend medical marijuana for autism or anxiety


AND RECEIVING A LETTER OF
OPPOSITION FROM CINCINNATI
CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, OHIO’S
MEDICAL MARIJUANA EXPERT REVIEW
COMMITTEE DECIDED A DECISION IT
MADE BACK IN MAY, WAS THE WRONG MOVE. PARENTS OF KIDS WITH AUTISM AND
PEOPLE DEALING WITH ANXIETY MAY
BE EXPERIENCING A CASE OF
WHIPLASH TONIGHT. THREE MONTHS AGO, A SUBCOMMITTEE
OF OHIO’S MEDICAL BOARD
SUPPORTED THE IDEA OF TREATING
THOSE TWO CONDITIONS WITH
MEDICAL MARIJUANA. NOW, MEMBERS OF THAT COMMITTEE
HAVE DECIDED THAT’S NOT A GOOD
IDEA.>>IT’S VERY CONTROVERSIAL, WHAT
MARIJUANA CAN WORK FOR AND WHAT
IT DOESN’T WORK FOR. TODD: HAL BLATMAN RUNS A HEALTH
AND WELLNESS CENTER IN BLUE ASH. HE’S ALSO LICENSED BY THE STATE
TO PATIENTS WITH ONE OF 21
QUALIFYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS. HE’S NOT SURPRISED MEMBERS OF
THE MEDICAL BOARD ARE NOW
RECOMMENDING THAT NO NEW
CONDITIONS BE ADDED THIS YEAR. AND HE KNOWS IT’S NOT THE NEWS
SOME PARENTS WANT TO HEAR.>>I UNDERSTAND DISAPPOINTMENT. I UNDERSTAND WE LIKE THINGS TO
BE READY FASTER AND SOONER. BUT WE HAVE ALL KINDS OF THINGS
THAT HAVE TO CHANGE FOR THAT TO
HAPPEN
THERE ARE ORGANIZATIONS OF
MOTHERS WHO SUPPORT THE USE OF
MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR AUTISM. THERE’S ALSO MEDICAL
ORGANIZATIONS THAT SAY, WELL, IT
CAN HELP A CHILD IT CAN HURT,
EXCUSE ME, A CHILD’S DEVELOPING
BRAIN. ALL THOSE THINGS NEED TO BE
TAKEN SERIOUSLY. TODD: BLATMAN SAYS THOSE WHO
SUPPORT TREATING AUTISM AND
ANXIETY WITH MEDICAL MARIJUANA
HAVE REASON TO BE HOPEFUL.>>I THINK THEY CAN BE ENCOURAGE
FOR TWO REASONS. ONE IS IT’S MUCH MORE AVAILABLE
NOW FOR STUDY AND RESEARCH AND
TWO IS IT ACTUALLY GOT TO THE
STAGE OF WHERE IT GOT IN FRONT
OF THE PEOPLE MAKING THESE
DECISIONS. IT’S NEVER BEEN THAT FAR BEFORE. TODD: THE FULL MEDICAL BOARD IS
SCHEDULED TO MEET ON THE
ELEVENTH OF SEPTEMBER, THAT’S
WHEN A FINAL DECISION TO KEEP
AUTISM AND ANXIETY OFF THE LIST
OF QUALIFYING MEDICAL MARIJUANA DECISIONS COULD COME. TODD DYKES, WLWT NEW

2 thoughts on “Ohio committee decides not to recommend medical marijuana for autism or anxiety

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