Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Committee to vote on expansion of Connecticut’s medical marijuana law

New Haven Register (Hartford), March 20, 2016

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow qualified patients under 18 years old to use medical marijuana to treat their debilitating illnesses.

Under the proposal, patients under 18 who’ve met the necessary requirements would need the consent of a parent or guardian in order to receive the drug. Currently, a patient must be at least 18 years old.

The bill would also expand the number of illnesses that can be treated with medical marijuana. The new conditions include cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, irreversible spinal cord injuries, uncontrolled intractable seizure disorder and terminal illness requiring end-of-life care. Read more

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