- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 3, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Three medical conditions will be added to the original list of 11 afflictions for patients authorized to participate in Connecticut’s medical-marijuana program.

The Connecticut Post reports (https://bit.ly/16d0dH1 ) that Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris said Monday he is drafting regulations to include sickle cell disease, post-surgical back pain with a condition called chronic radiculopathy and severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.

He said he’s following the recommendation of the program’s Board of Physicians. Harris said he acted on the evidence involving the potential for marijuana to alleviate the pain, symptoms and complications of the debilitating conditions.

He said a process now begins involving the secretary of the state and attorney general, a public hearing, consideration of the fiscal impact and a vote by the General Assembly’s Regulation Review Committee.


Information from: Connecticut Post, https://www.connpost.com

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