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Panel Recommends Medical Pot For Four More Diseases

Saturday 14 January 2017


From US newspaper the Stamford Advocate:


Medical marijuana
(Photo: Brian A. Pounds, Hearst Connecticut Media)

Panel recommends medical pot for four more diseases

By Ken Dixon
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Hearst Newspapers © Copyright 2017 Hearst Media Services Connecticut, LLC

HARTFORD -- People suffering from Muscular Dystrophy, rheumatoid arthritis, the pain of fibromyalgia and shingles should be allowed to join the state's [Connecticut] medical marijuana program.

That was the recommendation Wednesday from a panel of doctors. However, the group of physicians rejected three of the seven petitions — including for eczema, osteoarthritis and emphysema.

While not final action, the Board of Physicians' recommendation to Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris will be reviewed and is likely to be ruled on over the next few weeks.


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