15 Jan CBD nasal sprays denied by Ohio board of pharmacy
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy has an important state agency’s meeting in Ohio’s capital on Thursday where they denied to include nasal spray in the Ohio Medical marijuana control program. The board of Ohio’s pharmacy’s lawyer addressed the advisory committee of Medical Marijuana that the decision to exclude nasal decongestant sprays was completely based after many attempts to reach out to industry experts and an independent review.
The Concern of Ohio Board of Pharmacy. The lawyer, Reed said that the officials of the board of pharmacy had concerns of severe side effects of alcohol-mixed nasal sprays on the patients’ bodies. Also, the other industry members that manufacture intranasal THC items also received negative responses about the nasal decongestants.
Just recently, some petitions were filed asking the official members of the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to start a review regarding the inclusion of nasal sprays in the Medical Marijuana program in order to expand the options to take medical marijuana for treatment of chronic diseases, chronic pain being number 1 of them. After the final standalone decision, the lawyer of Ohio board of medical Pharmacy, Reed said that the board could re-consider another petition if it’s filed after the whole 6 months.
CBD In Ohio
The legalization and market of CBD products merely depend on the Farm bill passed in December by the congress. The national legislation of United States allowed the states to initiate processes to draw their own hemp and CBD treatment programs but on the condition that they should not overrule the state laws that are already implied in place.
What Does Ohio Board of Pharmacy Allow?
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy only allows the selling of CBD products legally at all states’ dispensaries. Moreover, she also released a statement in front of press that she is currently unaware of any pure CBD product purchased or sold then.
Dispensary Certificate of Operation Delays
The lawyer also told the whole committee that the board is only in contact with 43 dispensaries who have a provisional license to sell marijuana or only CBD products in Ohio. Thus, allowing them to build CBD-only dispensaries.
However, they have not been issued an operation certificate. As this would allow them to open up a dispensary and sell medicated marijuana to patients. According to the lawyer, only 13 dispensaries, selling medicated marijuana are open in the state, leaving the rest of the state uncovered. She further said that the board of pharmacy had made and is still trying to make it very clear to every dispensary to issue a certificate of operation as the agents are ready for final inspections. But there are many problems coming in the way, such as the uncommon physical store issues.
The Feedback Campaign
The Ohio board of pharmacy is working as a whole team to collect patient feedbacks and doctor reviews regarding the Medical Marijuana program in Ohio. This could help the board of Pharmacy to make improvements in the program. It would also serve as an opportunity for the patients to renew their marijuana recommendations.