As news that Junior Health Minister Alex White is to sign off on legislation to allow medical marijuana for MS sufferers, an alarming number of stoners have reportedly developed symptoms of the disease.
Less than 6 minutes after the announcement was heard in the Oireacthas Health Committee meeting this morning, thousands of recreational users of the substance here in Ireland were googling the symptoms of the autoimmune disorder.
Reports claim that many have already presented themselves to their local GPs, claiming to have the disease and demanding large amounts of weed.
Many more are expected to do the same later this evening, when the majority of them wake up and put some pants on.
One stoner reportedly claimed that the skin ulcers on his arse were down to contracting aggressive Multiple Sclerosis, however his doctor informed him that they were just bed sores and he should try and get out more and work on overcoming his Coco Pops dependency.
Many in Ireland support the legalisation of marijuana and claim it will bring much needed revenue and employment to the country. And fits of laughter, which is much needed in a time of unprecedented seriousness.