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Petition to Add Qualifying Condition

Upon petition, the State Medical Board of Ohio has the authority to approve and designate conditions or diseases as qualifying medical conditions for treatment with medical marijuana. For the calendar year of 2020, the board will accept petitions for consideration between November 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

The following conditions are already part of the program: AIDS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cachexia, cancer, chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy or another seizure disorder, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease, multiple sclerosis, pain that is either chronic and severe or intractable, Parkinson’s disease, positive status for HIV, post-traumatic stress disorder, sickle cell anemia, spinal cord disease or injury, Tourette syndrome, traumatic brain injury, and ulcerative colitis.

The petition will not be considered if:

  • Received after December 31, 2020
  • It seeks to add a broad category of diseases or conditions
  • The condition that has been previously reviewed by the board and rejected unless new scientific research that supports the request is offered

If you are petitioning for a previously considered condition:

  • All sections below are required to be completed per Ohio Administrative Code 4731-32. All text boxes are required. Applicants may type “see attached” or “previously submitted” in the required fields
  • If you would like for the Medical Board to consider multiple conditions, please complete a separate submission for each one
  • The maximum file size is 3 MB. Please name the files with the number used for each section below. Example: Question 1.pdf
  • Please refrain from providing personal medical information as all submissions are subject to public record requests

Specific Disease or Condition

1)  Information from experts who specialize in the disease or condition

2)  Relevant medical or scientific evidence pertaining to the disease or condition

3)  Consideration of whether conventional medical therapies are insufficient to treat or alleviate the disease or condition

4)  Evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana to treat or alleviate the disease or condition, including journal articles, peer-reviewed studies, and other types of medical or scientific documentation

5)  Letters of support provided by physicians with knowledge of the disease or condition. This may include a letter provided by the physician treating the petitioner, if applicable.

If you attempted to attach a file(s) that is too large for this submission, please check this box and the Medical Board will contact you with further instructions.