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The Board of Pharmacy has proposed a series of changes to Ohio's Medical Marijuana Control Program. The main change is eliminating the confusion between the 90 day supply and the 1 day supply.  Ohio Patient Network has complained several times about the current rule and what I would call "Dazed and Confused Cannabis Math."  They have made the rules consistent now, so after it goes into effect when you purchase a one day supply, it will count as 1 day and not 2, as it does currently.  It changes a one day supply to 2.52g from 2.83g.  You can listen to their discussion on this matter, starting at time mark 7:30 minutes via the link at the bottom of this writeup.  
 
There are also collapsing to a single Tier system, rather than the current two Tier system and going to a split 45 day system.  Both of these items caused a lot of confusion, so eliminating confusion is a good thing, generally speaking. On the other hand, they are decreasing the 90 day supply limit from 10 oz Tier I or 6.6 oz Tier II to 8.9 oz regardless of the percentage THC for those that are terminally ill.   Note the original rules were a confusing mess from the start.
 
In addition to the above, there is a simplification regarding how a Veteran Identification is supported, along with other rules being amended that are listed below.
3796:7-1-01: Provides the definitions for the rule chapter on medical marijuana patients and caregivers.
3796:7-2-01: Provides for a process for medical marijuana patient registration.
3796:7-2-04: Establishes the process for the purchase of medical marijuana.
3796:7-3-01: Establishes the fee structure for patients and caregivers.
3796:8-1-01: Provides the definitions for the medical marijuana form and method chapter.
3796:8-2-03: Defines forms and methods of medical marijuana that may be attractive to children.
3796:8-2-06: Provides the requirements for portions, dosing, and units of medical marijuana sold at a dispensary.
And the totally new rule replacing the old rule 90 day supply is 
3796:8-2-04: Establishes the maximum 90-day supply for all approved forms of medical marijuana. 
 
To read the actual proposed rules text use this link or the URL below see 
https://www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/Documents/LawsRules/ProposedRules/CommonSense/CSI%20-%20BIA%20-%20Medical%20Marijuana%20(Comments%20Due%205.25.20).pdf
 
To watch the video Board of Pharmacy discussion made available by Ohio Cannabis Live see the video on Facebook at 
https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=1090756247964179&ref=search
 
You can comment on these changes by sending your comments by May 25th to both of the following email addresses 
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It is important to send comments to both emails above.
Category: Medical