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Ohioans with autism might be able to access medical marijuana – WKSU News

Sunday, 6 March, 2022

Ohioans with autism might be able to access medical marijuana – WKSU News

Customers await service outside of a medical marijuana dispensary in Columbus in April of 2019.
Daniel Konik / Statehouse News Bureau

 
Ohioans who suffer from autism are currently not allowed to use medical marijuana for that condition. However, the Ohio House passed a bill that could change that.
By a margin of 73 to 13, House members passed a bipartisan bill that adds autism to the list of 25 conditions for which medical marijuana can be used. Democratic Rep. Juanita Brent (D-) says she has seen the effects of it in the autistic child whose family she has been working with as this legislation was crafted.
“When he started taking cannabis because he also has another qualifying condition, he was able to ease his seizures, ease his anxiety and now he’s able to talk, which is huge for a child with autism,” Brent says.
Read more at: https://www.wksu.org/government-politics/2022-03-03/ohioans-with-autism-might-be-able-to-access-medical-marijuana

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