State approves first round of doctors to recommend medical marijuana in Ohio

Ohio (WTVG) - Medical marijuana prescriptions could soon be coming from a doctor's office near you. The State Medical Board of Ohio approved the first round of doctors who will be able to recommend medical marijuana to patients.

The state of Ohio Board of Pharmacy is still working to establish a patient registry ,which is expected by late summer. Dispensaries are set to be operational by September 8.

The state and medical board require physicians to complete a two hour course on prescribing medical marijuana.

The state approved medical marijuana back in September of 2016. Under the law, certified physicians can recommend patients with qualifying medical conditions to apply for medical marijuana patient cards.

Physicians can find more information on the application process to become certified by clicking the "More Information" link on this page.

Here is the list of doctors approved in the first round of applications:
Azam Shah: New Albany
MoniqueTturner-Robinson: Twinsburgh
Jeffrey Haggenjos: New Lexington
Rajendra Koirala: Canfield
Sarah Blake: Columbus
Karin Cseak: Cuyahoga Falls
Stephen Mooney: Canton
Jeffrey Hill: Chillicothe
Michael Saribalas: Columbus
Solomon Zaraa: Pepper Pike
Noah Miller: Shaker Heights
Allison Phelps: Cincinnati
Mark Neumann: Lambertville
Daniel Jones: Columbus
Adel Zaraa: Akron
Janet Levatin: Middleburg Heights
Mark Woyshville: Middleburg Hts
Julianne Moy: Columbus
Daniel Neides: Cleveland Heights
Robert Keating: Cleveland
Thomas Mccartney: New Albany
Charles Barrett: Chagrin Falls
Alok Bhaiji: Middleburg Heights
Joel Simmons: Columbus
James Wolfe: Mansfield
Michael Hamilton: Huron
Ryan Lakin: Perrysburg
William Sawyer: Cincinnati
Maria Soto: Columbus
Christopher South: Cincinnati
David Zainey: Springfield
Hyo Kim: Orange Village
Corie Kovach: Amherst
Bernard Master: Worthington
Michael Maloney: Cincinnati
Cynthia Taylor: Strongsville