- Prices are very expensive, far beyond standard medications.
- Reduce or eliminate business rules and regulations that elevate prices for patients.
- Limits on medical professionals to treat with marijuana.
- Permit all physicians to make recommendations.
- Protect nurse's medical licenses, especially home care nurses.
- Eliminate hospital policies that preclude Medical Marijuana Patients' use.
- Bedridden homebound patients cannot physically get to a doctor for a recommendation.
- OPN recommends a change in the law regarding Doctor's in-person only visit.
- Eliminate policies and/or protect hospitals.
- Single parents with young children are excluded from bringing a child with them to a dispensary and creates a burden on a parent to obtain childcare or leave them unattended.
- Permit dependent children to accompany their parent to a dispensary.
- Allow for call ahead ordering with a drive-thru at dispensaries.
- Permit a home delivery option.
- Limited access to a number of dispensaries
- Expand the number of dispensaries.
- Restrictions on forms of use
- Permit use by smoking, nasal sprays inhalers, and suppositories.
- Driving restrictions effectively make all patients lawbreakers.
- Conduct a real evaluation of MMJ patients driving abilities.
- Use anonymized patient driver records in comparison to non-patients.
- Limited product information such as other cannabinoids and terpenes, strain names are almost meaningless.
- Expand testing information to include more accurate information on cannabinoids and terpenes.
- Persistent denial of other conditions by petitions to Medical Board
- Reconsider prior petitions for example Opioid Use Disorder, Autism
- Limited patient input to Bureaucratic Boards and Agencies
- Conduct periodic virtual town halls.
- Act on patient surveys
- Limited Physicians awareness of Rules
- For example, it took months and months for Medical Board to make Physicians aware of Schedule II status impact opioid and other prescription medications.
- Board of Pharmacy's use of digital technology only creates a “Digital Divide”.
- Permit use of the Postal system to register patients and obtain their card.
Written by Rob Ryan
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Patients Concerns and Recommendation for Legislative and Bureaucratic Improvements to the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program