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West Virginia Physician Alert: Remember, You Are Recommending Medical Marijuana, Not Prescribing It.

West Virginia Medical Marijuana prescribing vs. recommending part 2

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 Physician Alert: Remember, You Are Recommending Medical Marijuana, Not Prescribing It.

Ohio Prescribing Medical Marijuana

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 ›

Medical Marijuana Takes Root in West Virginia

West Virginia Capitol Building

West Virginia is the 29th state to authorize medical marijuana use. Read More ›

Tips for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Business Applicants

Ohio Medical Marijuana Business

Only 13! That is the percentage of applicants who will ultimately receive an Ohio medical marijuana cultivators’ license. Read More ›

Ohio Cultivates Marijuana Dispensary Rules as White House Sends Smoke Signals of Approval

American pulse on Marijuana

President Trump said he was “100 percent” in favor of medical marijuana during his campaign. Read More ›

High Street Releases Proposed Rules for Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Cultivators

Ohio Medical Marijuana Cultivator

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 ›

Highlights of Medical Marijuana Proposed Rules for Ohio Dispensaries and Physicians

Ohio Medical Marijuana Dispensary

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 ›

Ohio's Medical Marijuana Law

Ohio Medicinal Marijuana neon sign

“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 ›

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Alex S. Fisher is a senior associate with an emphasis in health care related boards, including the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners and the Tennessee Board of Nursing. Alex is also currently a faculty member at the Vanderbilt Center for Professional Health.