Medical marijuana isn’t yet available in Ohio but the state is considering new ways of administering the drug – specifically through nasal sprays.
Regulators are asking for patients and caregivers to share experiences about the sprays and mists.
Several months ago a member of the public petitioned the Ohio Board of Pharmacy to include the sprays in the list of allowable forms of medical marijuana.
Current allowable forms of medical marijuana include oils, edibles vape oils, patches, lotions, creams, ointments and plant material for vaporizing. Smoking marijuana is prohibited in Ohio law.
On Thursday, Erin Reed, a Board of Pharmacy attorney, told the Ohio Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee that regulators are trying to research nasal sprays with THC, but haven’t been successful in amassing a lot of information. They’ve reached out to medical marijuana nasal mist manufacturers and others, and haven’t heard back. They are interested in why someone would use a nasal spray as opposed to another allowable form.