Showing 8 posts by Brian F. Higgins.
West Virginia Physician Alert: Remember, You Are Recommending Medical Marijuana, Not Prescribing It.
In West Virginia, medical marijuana will soon be a treatment option for physicians and patients, and it’s vital that both parties understand the difference between a “prescription” and a “recommendation.” Otherwise, a physician may face serious sanctions if this is not made clear in all communications. Read More ›
Ohio’s medical marijuana program is set to begin just a little over a year from now. The proposed rules governing Ohio physicians and their role in marijuana-related treatments must be finalized by September 8, 2017. Read More ›
West Virginia is the 29th state to authorize medical marijuana use. Read More ›
Only 13! That is the percentage of applicants who will ultimately receive an Ohio medical marijuana cultivators’ license. Read More ›
President Trump said he was “100 percent” in favor of medical marijuana during his campaign. Read More ›
Ohio’s medical marijuana regulations are budding. Ohio recently released proposed rules for cultivators, those interested in “growing, harvesting, packaging, and transporting medical marijuana.” Read More ›
On December 15, 2016, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy posted its proposed rules governing the operation of medical marijuana dispensaries. The same day, the State Medical Board posted its proposed rules regulating the issuance of certificates to physicians wishing to recommend medical marijuana to their patients. Below are a few key points from each set of proposed rules. Read More ›
“Let’s get together and feel alright” sang the Ohio legislature to those suffering from ailments like: Alzheimer’s disease, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, and Parkinson’s disease. Those are just a few of the “qualifying medical conditions”1 in House Bill 523 for which a physician may prescribe medical marijuana. Read More ›
Ask the Blogger
Do you have a topic that you would like discussed in a future blog article? Please let us know. If you have a confidential question regarding a blog article, please feel free to contact the article's author directly, or let us know if you would like for someone to contact you directly.
James (Jim) A. Dietz is a Member at FBT who provides an array of legal services to hospitals, physicians, long-term care providers, diagnostic facilities, and others across the spectrum of patient care.