Medical Marijuana for Children

This article was published on: 04/30/16 6:27 PM by Curt

A bill that that would allow minors with certain debilitating conditions to use Connecticut’s medical marijuana program has cleared its final legislative hurdle.

The Senate late Friday voted 23-11 in favor of the bill, which already passed in the House of Representatives. It now moves to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

Sen. Toni Boucher, a Republican from Wilton and a chief opponent, has voiced concerns about children using “mind-damaging substances,” saying the harm could be worse than their underlying conditions.

Under the bill, medical marijuana dispensaries could not provide qualified children any marijuana product that is smoked, vaporized or inhaled.

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