WHAT IS THE MEDICAL MARIJUANA ADVISORY COMMITTEE?

The Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee is coordinated by the Board of Pharmacy. It is responsible for developing and submitting to the Department of Commerce, Board of Pharmacy, and Medical Board any recommendations related to the Medical Marijuana Control Program. Its membership is appointed by the Governor, Senate President and Minority Leader of the Ohio Senate, and Speaker and Minority Leader of the Ohio House of Representatives.

The Committee consists of the following 14 members:

  • Two members who are practicing pharmacists, at least one of whom supports the use of marijuana for medical purposes and at least one of whom is a member of the Board of Pharmacy;
  • Two members who are practicing physicians, at least one of whom supports the use of marijuana for medical purposes and at least one of whom is a member of the State Medical Board;
  • A member who represents local law enforcement;
  • A member who represents employers;
  • A member who represents labor;
  • A member who represents persons involved in mental health treatment;
  • A member who is a nurse;
  • A member who represents caregivers;
  • A member who represents patients;
  • A member who represents agriculture;
  • A member who represents persons involved in the treatment of alcohol and drug addiction; and,
  • A member who engages in academic research.

CURRENT ADVISORY COMMITTEE

Its membership includes the following:

  • Megan E. Marchal, Pharm.D., (Chair), practicing pharmacist and member of the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy.
  • Stephanie M. Abel, Pharm.D., practicing pharmacist.
  • Tony E. Coder, Jr., representing persons involved in the treatment of drug and alcohol addiction.
  • Michael G. Hirsch, representing agriculture.
  • Sheriff John Lenhart, representing local law enforcement.
  • Jason Kaseman, representing labor.
  • Megan Lawrence, representing caregivers.
  • Dr. Jerry W. Mitchell, Jr., practicing physician.
  • Nancy Walsh Mosca, CNP, practicing nurse.
  • Marcie Seidel, representing persons involved in mental health treatment.
  • Dr. Amol Soin, practicing physician and member of the State Medical Board of Ohio.
  • Michael E. Stanek, representing employers.
  • Gary L. Wenk, engages in academic research.
  • Christopher Stock, representing patients.

Meeting History