Showing 26 posts by Brian F. Higgins.
“Grandma’s tremors appear to have gotten worse lately. She mentioned she wants to try medical marijuana oil; can she use that in the nursing home?” “Do you think those ‘special’ gummy bears could help mom’s chronic back pain?” Read More ›
Ohio doctors can now apply to become certified to recommend medical marijuana for treatment. The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program released a statement on Monday, March 19, 2018, stating that the State Medical Board of Ohio is now accepting applications for a certificate to recommend. Read More ›
Physicians interested in recommending medical marijuana are already completing the two hours of continuing medical education credit necessary before applying for a Certificate to Recommend from the State of Ohio. Read More ›
To Kentucky, the grass must have literally been greener on the other side. After Kentucky lawmakers watched their neighbors in Ohio and West Virginia enact medical marijuana laws, they introduced a 65-page bill at the Kentucky statehouse Thursday morning to legalize medical marijuana. Read More ›
In November of 2017, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice (DOJ) would abide by the Rohrabacher–Blumenauer Amendment which has been interpreted as prohibiting the use of federal dollars to prosecute marijuana-industry participants in specific states that have legalized medical marijuana. Read More ›
It’s already a stressful time of year, but for those vying for a license to convert marijuana plants into edibles, patches and oils, things have been thrust into overdrive. Read More ›
Ohio physicians interested in treating patients with medical marijuana need to understand their obligations under Ohio and federal law. This article is designed as a guide for physicians to learn more about how to comply with Ohio’s medical marijuana law. Read More ›
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 ›
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