Medical Board Of Ohio To Decide If Being Browns Or Bengals Fan Qualifies For Medical Marijuana Use

No, this is not an article from The Onion, but we don’t blame you for assuming so.

A petition has been submitted to the State Medical Board of Ohio requesting that being a fan of the Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals be considered as a qualifying condition to receive medical marijuana prescriptions.

Via FOX 19 News

Being a Browns or Bengals fan was one of the “conditions” submitted to the State Medical Board during the 2019 petition window:

  1. Anxiety
  2. Anxiety, Depression
  3. Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
  4. Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Arthritis
  5. Asperger’s Disorder
  6. Autism Spectrum Disorder
  7. Bengals/Browns Fans
  8. Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
  9. Chronic Back Chronic Hip
  10. Depression
  11. Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Concussions
  12. Epstein-Barr
  13. Gastroesophageal reflux disease
  14. Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  15. HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s
  16. Insomnia
  17. Lupus
  18. Opioid Use Disorder
  19. Panic Attack and Anxiety
  20. PTSD, Depression, Anxiety
  21. Severe Social Anxiety
  22. Stage 4 Breast Lung Lymph Nodes Cancer
  23. Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain

The State Medical Board’s Medical Marijuana Committee must now decide which of the petitions should be considered as qualifying conditions for medical marijuana use. A committee meeting is scheduled for Feb. 12 of this year.

According to State Medical Board Director of Communications Tessie Pollock, the committee will examine subject matter reviews conducted by physicians and medical marijuana experts before recommending the petitions to the full State Medical Board for a final vote, which is anticipated to take place in the summer.

Petitions are filed online through the State Medical Board’s website with information that includes any relevant medical or scientific evidence and proof if the recommendation is sufficient enough to treat a specific disease or health condition.