Ohio’s medical marijuana sufferers will quickly be capable of purchase extra marijuana over a 90-day interval.
The Board of Pharmacy filed a rule Monday that will permit folks to buy 9 ounces of dried flower no matter THC content material, eliminating a convoluted system that sufferers have complained about for years. The board will consider a resolution throughout its assembly subsequent week and will implement the change as quickly as Jan. 3.
“This may finally simplify the times provide depend for dispensary workers and cut back confusion amongst sufferers about what constitutes a single day provide,” spokesman Cameron McNamee mentioned in an electronic mail.
Ohio at present limits sufferers to 8 ounces of flower over 90 days, or 5.3 ounces of upper efficiency marijuana. The each day allotment of two.83 grams did not correctly issue into that quantity, which left sufferers unable to get a full 90-day provide.
To fill within the gaps, they as a substitute turned to the unregulated black market and dispensaries in Michigan to the detriment of Ohio companies, an investigation by the Cincinnati Enquirer found.
A bipartisan Senate bill that goals to develop Ohio’s medical marijuana program would codify the 9-ounce restrict inside 90 days. The laws had its second listening to earlier than lawmakers earlier this week.
Haley BeMiller is a reporter for the USA TODAY Community Ohio Bureau, which serves the Columbus Dispatch, Cincinnati Enquirer, Akron Beacon Journal and 18 different affiliated information organizations throughout Ohio.