COLUMBUS - Today, Senate Minority Leader Joe Schiavoni (D-Boardman) appointed Nancy Walsh Mosca of Mahoning County to the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee. As outlined in House Bill 523, the Minority Leader of the Senate is responsible for appointing a nurse to the committee.

“With decades of nursing experience under her belt, Ms. Mosca will be a powerful advocate for both the medical community and – most importantly - for Ohio patients in her role on the Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee,” said Leader Schiavoni. “While the members have a lot of work on their plate, I look forward to seeing the recommendations that come out of this committee.”

Mosca has several decades of nursing experience, several specialized nursing certifications, and a Ph.D. in Nursing.  Her extensive resume also includes time as a nurse educator and service on an advisory committee similar to the marijuana committee assembled through this bill. 

Created by the passage of House Bill 523, 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.

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