Connecticut Adds Conditions To Qualify For MMJ

The state of Connecticut has agreed to move forward with expanding the Medical Marijuana Program by adding three more conditions to the list of 11 that allow state residents to purchase and use medical cannabis.  Jonathan A. Harris, Consumer Protection Commission who oversees the program, announced last week the he agrees with the addition of these conditions.

With the recommendation of the Board of Physicians, the program will soon allow those suffering from Sickle cell disease, severe psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and post-laminectomy syndrome with chronic radiculopathy to use and purchase medical cannabis.  Unfortunately, Harris and the board declined to add Tourette's disorder to the list.  

Currently, the state of Connecticut allows residents 18 or older to register as a medical marijuana patient if they suffer from the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV or AIDS
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Intractable spasticity related to nerve damage the spinal cord
  • Epilepsy
  • Cachexia
  • Wasting syndrome
  • Chrohn's disease
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)