Ohio Pharmacy Board Proposes Increased Limits for Patients

Under new rules proposed by the Ohio Board of Pharmacy, cannabis patients would be allowed nine ounces over a 90-day period, regardless of THC concentrations.

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The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has proposed raising the 90-day supply of cannabis allotted to patients, the Columbus Dispatch reports. Under the new rules, patients will be allowed nine ounces over a 90-day period, regardless of THC concentrations. Currently, patients are limited to 8 ounces or 5.3 ounces of high-potency cannabis per 90 days.

“The daily allotment of 2.83 grams didn’t properly factor into that amount, which left patients unable to get a full 90-day supply,” the report says.

According to a Cincinnati Tribune report, patients made up the difference by turning to the unregulated market or by going to Michigan dispensaries. The new rules are in concert with a bill in the Ohio legislature that would change the three-month allowance to nine ounces, the Dispatch notes.

“This will ultimately simplify the days’ supply count for dispensary staff and reduce confusion amongst patients about what constitutes a single-day supply,” board spokesman Cameron McNamee said in the report.

Ohio began its medical cannabis system by dispensing cannabis products according to THC weight and what constituted a patient’s “90 day supply,” not by product or dry weight like in other medical cannabis states. Despite the updates, patients have long complained of high prices and product shortages in Ohio.

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