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Connecticut adds another condition to medical marijuana treatment list

Connecticut regulators added another ailment to the list of conditions that can be treated with medical cannabis, bringing the total number of conditions to 31 for adults.

The state’s Regulations Review Committee decided chronic neuropathic pain associated with degenerative spinal disorders should be included on the list.

The added condition could provide a slight boost to medical marijuana businesses.

Connecticut’s MMJ companies – nine dispensaries and four cultivators – have been discussing adding more storefronts and growers as the patient count grows.

The state currently has 29,543 patients registered for the medical marijuana program and 1,000 physicians certified to recommend MMJ.

Patients younger than 18 can be treated with medical marijuana for eight conditions.

The committee also changed state regulations to allow the use of Epidiolex – a CBD drug manufactured by GW Pharmaceuticals to treat rare types of epilepsy – after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently removed it from the most restrictive class of controlled substances.

– Associated Press and Marijuana Business Daily

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