Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Docs Advised Against Recommending Medical Marijuana Now

Statehouse News Bureau

The state organization that oversees doctors in Ohio is advising them against recommending marijuana for patients right now, though the state medical board isn’t stopping them from doing that.

The new medical marijuana law that took effect last month allows doctors to recommend marijuana for patients right now to keep them from being prosecuted for small amounts of marijuana. And a member of the state medical board says that agency is not prohibiting doctors from recommending medical marijuana. But Reggie Fields of the Ohio State Medical Association says his organization is advising doctors against doing that right now.

“They should wait until the rules and regulations around the new law are put in place, are drafted and put in place.”

Fields says those rules are not likely to be put in place until next September.

Contact Jo Ingles at