Connecticut To Legalize Medical Marijuana
Submitted by Cheston Catalano
The Connecticut Senate passed a bill legalizing medical marijuana and Governor Dannel P. Malloy is expected to sign it.
Under the bill, patients and their caregivers must register with the Department of Consumer Protection. In addition, their doctors must certify that there is a medical need — for instance, debilitating diseases like cancer, glaucoma, AIDS, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis or epilepsy — for marijuana to be dispensed.
The medical marijuana would be dispensed only by pharmacists with a special license.