medical condition

John Sajo

Medical marijuana supporters and foes are eager to find out if they swayed Florida’s Supreme Court justices considering a proposed state ballot referendum. 

As Health News Florida reported Thursday, judges appeared most curious about how the ballot language defined disease and medical conditions. The court must approve the language before it can be placed on the November ballot.

Florida Supreme Court justices who will decide whether medical marijuana will come up for a vote next November kept asking the same question over and over in a hearing Thursday morning:

What is the difference between a "disease" and a "medical condition" (and should the state leave it up to physicians to decide)?

The ballot language -- limited to a brief summary of the six-page amendment --says a "yes" vote would allow "the medical use of marijuana for individuals with debilitating diseases..."  The title would be:  "Use of Marijuana for Certain Medical Conditions."

A 39-year-old Spring Hill woman finally discovered her incessant arousal is an actual medical syndrome, but the judge who heard her application for disability said it's not an approved disability.