Thursday, May 24, 2007

Connectiicut Medical Marijuana Bill


The Connecticut House of Representatives, after six hours of debate that touched on many lawmakers’ own experiences with debilitating illnesses, approved a bill yesterday that would legalize the medical use of marijuana for some patients. The legislation would allow a doctor to certify that an adult patient’s use of marijuana was for medicinal purposes after determining that the patient had a debilitating condition and could benefit from it. Supporters said the bill was needed to provide legal protection to people who use marijuana to alleviate the pain of diseases like cancer and multiple sclerosis. The bill now moves to the Senate, where a similar bill passed in 2005. That bill then failed in the House.


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