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Connecticut Adds Chronic Pain to Medical Marijuana Program

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Connecticut has added Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and chronic pain to its list of qualifying medical marijuana conditions. Chronic pain was carried over from previous discussions. Following a public meeting and public comment period, it was also accepted.

The Board of Physicians plays a significant role in what conditions become approved for the program, WFSB 3 News notes. Some of those that chose to comment at the public meeting said that they wanted access to medical marijuana because it was their “only hope” in attempting to treat some of their conditions. Many have exhausted all other medical treatment options.

Michelle H. Seagull, the Consumer Protection Commissioner, said, “Our program remains as successful as it is because of the input we have from the Board of Physicians and the medical community. I want to thank the Board members for their discussion, and thoughtful recommendations. I look forward to our continued work to build this program, and support the nearly 40,000 patients this important medical program serves.”