420 with CNW – Connecticut Lawmakers Approve More Medical Marijuana Qualifying Conditions
The lawmakers in Connecticut have allowed more medical marijuana qualifying conditions. On Tuesday, the General Assembly Regulations Review Committee added five qualifying conditions for adults. Two of the five conditions are intractable neuropathic pain and Tourette syndrome. Patients under the age of 18 with the two ailments were are also approved to use medical marijuana. In a written statement, Michelle H. Seagull, the Consumer Protection Commissioner, thanked the members of the Regulations Review Committee and the Board of Physicians for the addition of the qualifying conditions. She further said that it is good to know that medical marijuana will be available to more patients who are suffering from debilitating diseases. Seagull is also looking forward to working on the program. The regulations will be submitted to the Secretary of State’s office to be finalized, and then posted online. In addition to the two approved conditions, the General Assembly Regulations Review Committee also approved interstitial cystitis, median arcuate ligament syndrome and vulvodynia, and vulva burning. Chronic pain was approved by the Medical Marijuana Program Board as a qualifying condition last month; however, the Regulations Review Committee did not vote for it on Tuesday. In Connecticut, 37,080 patients are participating in the…
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