Applications are being accepted for doctors wishing to recommend medical marijuana for their patients. An active and unrestricted license must be held by a medical doctor or doctor of osteopathic medicine to be eligible. Approved applicants have to complete a two-hour free education course regarding the qualifying conditions, potential drug interactions and how to treat patients with medical marijuana.
Federal law prevents doctors from prescribing medical marijuana, Fox 19 reports. Actual prescriptions would not be written, just recommendations for the use of medical marijuana. Only non-smokeable forms of marijuana will be offered to patients.
Ohio’s medical marijuana law permits those with cancer, Alzheimer’s disease and epilepsy that are over age 21 to access the medicine with an approved doctor’s recommendation.