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Chronically ill children in Connecticut should soon be able to safely access medical marijuana.

A bill to provide seriously ill children with medicine recently passed the state’s Senate and House legislators. Governor Dannel Malloy is expected to sign the bill into law at any moment.

Connecticut has had medical cannabis since 2012, but dispensaries began gradually opening last year and the state’s young patients in need still remain without safe access.

When Governor Malloy gives his signature to this bill, children suffering from severe forms epilepsy, like the debilitating Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, will be finally able to legally access cannabis rich oils (CBD) to help deal treat persistent pain. To gain a prescription for cannabis, two doctors would have to give each child a prescription.

However, minors in Connecticut won’t be smoking up any time soon: kids will only be allowed liquid forms of marijuana.

Bernie Canter

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