HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Gov. Dannel Malloy has signed into law a bill allowing the medical use of marijuana in Connecticut.
The governor’s office announced the signing of Public Act 12-55 Friday.
Patients who have illnesses such as cancer, glaucoma, epilepsy and Chrohn’s disease could qualify to receive marijuana.
“For years, we’ve heard from so many patients with chronic diseases who undergo treatments like chemotherapy or radiation and are denied the palliative benefits that medical marijuana would provide,” Gov. Malloy said in a statement. “With careful regulation and safeguards, this law will allow a doctor and a patient to decide what is in that patient’s best interest.”
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