Ohio Is Considering If Being A Cincinnati Bengals Or Cleveland Browns Fan Qualifies For Medical Marijuana

Some fans complain when their team is ousted early from the playoffs, but few fans around the league have had to suffer like fans in Ohio. Ohio is lucky enough to have two teams, unfortunately they are two of the least successful franchises in professional sports. Both the Cleveland Browns and Cincinnati Bengals have been pathetic for years.

Things are apparently so bad for their fans they are now looking a it as a medical condition for emotional distress. The condition would allow those fans to get prescriptions for medical marijuana. A petition was submitted this week to the Ohio State Medical Board requesting that being a fan of either the Browns or the Bengals to be considered among the 28 qualifying condition for medical marijuana prescriptions. Some conditions are listed multiple times because those “potential qualifying conditions would treat the same condition are combined into one review.

The Bengals finished the 2019 season with a 2-14 record while the Browns finished 6-10.

Anxiety, Depression
Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder
Anxiety, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Arthritis
Asperger’s Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Bengals/Browns Fans
Cachexia/Wasting Syndrome
Chronic Back Chronic Hip
Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Concussions
Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
HIV/AIDS, Parkinson’s
Opioid Use Disorder
Panic Attack and Anxiety
PTSD, Depression, Anxiety
Severe Social Anxiety
Stage 4 Breast Lung Lymph Nodes Cancer
Traumatic Brain Injury, Chronic Pain

Via Cincinnati.com

A petition to make “Bengals/Browns Fans” an official medical marijuana condition was submitted last month to the State Medical Board of Ohio.
Don’t get your hopes up: It probably won’t go anywhere. The board requires information from experts who specialize in studying the condition, relevant medical or scientific evidence and letters of support from doctors.
The board could not provide more information Monday about the petition, including who submitted it and their argument for why the board should add the “condition.”
Last year, more than 100 petitions for new conditions were submitted. Those were winnowed to five: anxiety, autism spectrum disorder, depression, insomnia and opioid use disorder.
All five were rejected by the board.

It sounds like a long shot, but can’t say they don’t deserve it.