Green Compassion Network is opening a clinical site in North Canton, Ohio for local patients to establish with a Certified to Recommend (CTR) physician.
The network expands from Athens to Cleveland—where its Amherst location can be found—to its new clinic in North Canton, notes a press release from the network, which has state-certified doctors throughout Ohio who specialize in recommending medical cannabis for qualifying patients.
“Ohio’s medical marijuana regulators opened the registry for patients on Dec. 3, while cautioning the first supplies will be scant,” with product possibly available within 60 days.
“In an effort to meet the demand, we are excited to bring our services to North Canton,” Julia Appleby, founder of Green Compassion Network, says in a network statement.
Even so, “we’ve been working diligently to empower our patients through education and process automation, so they may receive their medical marijuana recommendation and hit the ground running,” Shingleton continues.
Ohio law states, “before medical marijuana may be dispensed to or for, a prospective patient, the prospective patient must be placed on the registry established by the state board of pharmacy. To qualify for placement on the registry, a prospective patient must establish and maintain a bona fide physician-patient relationship with a recommending physician and receive a diagnosis or confirmation of a qualifying condition from the recommending physician,” the statement adds.
The network’s HIPAA-compliant online portal allows patients to easily register with a CTR physician, the statement notes, adding that its North Canton doctor is currently accepting new patients.