Connecticut Medical Marijuana Law Takes Effect

Connecticut patients suffering from certain debilitating medical conditions will soon be able to apply with the state Department of Consumer Protection to receive medical marijuana.

Starting Monday, the agency will make applications available online. The step is among the first toward creating a new system in Connecticut of legalized medical marijuana for palliative purposes.

Some other new state laws that take effect Monday pertain to sex trafficking, used cars and highway safety.

Claudette Carveth, spokeswoman for the Department of Consumer Protection, said the agency has received calls from people interested in an application, but the agency has not kept a waiting list.

To qualify for a temporary registration certificate, a person must be at least 18 and a state resident. A Connecticut-licensed doctor must initiate the registration process and certify that the person meets the medical prerequisites.

Only certain medical conditions are eligible for the treatment. They include AIDS, cancer, glaucoma, HIV, Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis, among others.

– Read the entire article at Norwalk Citizen.

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