Connecticut Medical Marijuana Bill Would Create State Registry For Patients

A bill allowing for the medical use of marijuana for patients who possess a doctor’s recommendation was recently introduced in the Connecticut House of Representatives. The bill has been referred to the Committee on Public Health for consideration.
House Bill 5666, introduced by Rep. James Abrams (D-District 83), would allow patients to legally use marijuana if they have been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition in which the use of marijuana would outweigh “the health risks” for the patient. A state registry of patients would be established under the terms of the legislation.
“The Connecticut legislature established a commission to examine drug policies and recommend significant reforms,” said Keith Stroup, NORML Executive Director. “In their report, issued in 1997, they advised the legislature to decriminalize the personal use of marijuana and to legalize medical use. Following some delay, it appears the legislature is beginning to implement those important recommendations.”
For more information, please contact Keith Stroup, NORML Executive Director at (202) 483-5500 or Scott Colvin, NORML Publications Director.