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Ohio is considering whether long-suffering football fans can be treated with medical marijuana

The State Medical Board of Ohio is officially considering a petition that asks Cleveland Browns or Cincinnati Bengals fandom be considered a qualifying condition to legally obtain medical marijuana.Seriously.The board held an open submission period on the state's website from November 1 to December 31, and there were 28 submissions for potential new qualifying conditions filed electronically. Most of the submissions dealt with medical illnesses like Epstein-Barr, PTSD and depression. But there was also this: "Bengals/Browns Fans."Tessie Pollock, chief communications officer at the State Medical Board of Ohio, confirmed that the proposed condition is being considered to CNN.It may seem like a joke. But Pollock said whoever submitted the affliction did quite a bit of work to get it there.She pointed to state law, which requires applicants include the following information for a petition:

  • Information from experts who specialize in the study of the disease or condition;
  • Relevant medical or scientific evidence;
  • Consideration of whether conventional medical therapies are insufficient to treat or alleviate the disease or condition;
  • Evidence supporting the use of medical marijuana to treat or alleviate the disease or condition;
  • Other types of medical or scientific documentation; and
  • Letters of support provided by physicians

That suggests the applicant managed to get an expert to weigh in, a physician to write a letter of support and some sort of relevant Read More – Source

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