Posted by | May 5, 2012 15:35 | Filed under: Top Stories

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.

By: Cheston Catalano

Cheston Catalano is a Kentucky-based journalist whose work has been featured in the Chattanooga Times Free Press and the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle. He is a long-time contributor to Liberaland.