Opioid addiction, autism, general anxiety, chronic anxiety, depression and insomnia were selected Wednesday for more study as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana in Ohio.

A committee of the Ohio State Medical Board met in Columbus to select those conditions as Ohio prepares for the first sales of medical marijuana, perhaps as early as next week.

The Ohio law sets 21 qualifying conditions for patients to get medical marijuana but opens an annual window for suggestions to add to the list.

In November and December, Ohioans submitted 110 petitions suggesting a wide spectrum of conditions.

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Anne Saker ~ Cincinnati Enquirer ~