Just five weeks after it was introduced, the Ohio Senate passed a bill Wednesday that would expand medical marijuana conditions to migraines, autism spectrum disorder, opioid use disorder, and any condition that could “reasonably be expected to be relieved” from the drug. Senate Bill 261 passed 26 to 5. It now heads to the Ohio House. “It’s our last bill before Christmas break, ending on a high note,” said bill sponsor Sen. Stephen Huffman, a Dayton-area Republican, who elicited groans from his colleagues on the Senate floor for the cheesy metaphor. In addition to broadly expanding medical conditions, the bill would change other aspects of the Ohio medical marijuana program. The bill would expand the forms of medical marijuana that can be legally sold to include pills, capsules and suppositories, oral pouches, oral strips, oral or topical sprays, salves, lotions, and inhalers. Smoking marijuana would still be prohibited but vaping would continue to be allowed. Currently, marijuana oils, tinctures, plant material, edibles, lotions, creams and patches are allowed. SB 261 would increase the allowable amount of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the content of extracts, from up to 70% to 90%.

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