Newsclip®: [Health] Pharmacy board out as sole medical pot regulator in Ohio - Houston Chronicle

"COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A legislative proposal to regulate medical marijuana through Ohio's pharmacy board was scrapped Tuesday over concerns the rare setup nationally would create an undue burden on the state. GOP Sen. Bill Coley, who chairs the committee considering the fast-tracked medical marijuana bill, said the new plan still requires pharmacists at dispensaries but leaves doctors under the medical board and places cultivation and processing under the state Commerce Department. The House plan, approved May 10, created a nine-member Medical Marijuana Control Commission to set rules for cultivating, distributing and licensing cannabis. In prepared testimony Tuesday, Ohio Pharmacists Association director Ernest Boyd said his members had been on the fence about supporting pharmacists even working at medical marijuana dispensaries because of the drug's legal status — let alone the pharmacy board overseeing the whole program.",

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