High Hopes for Medical Marijuana Bill This Year

by Christine Stuart

The Judiciary Committee will hear testimony Wednesday on a bill  to allow people with debilitating medical conditions to use marijuana legally.
The nearly-perennial proposal wasn’t introduced by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy this year, but lawmakers believe it has a good chance of passing.
“It’s gotten though the committee the last several years,” Judiciary Committee Co-Chairman Gerald Fox III said Friday.
Currently, 16 states and Washington D.C.  legalize small amounts of marijuana for patients with debilitating conditions, such as cancer,  HIV/AIDS, glaucoma, and multiple sclerosis.
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