Connecticut adds five medical cannabis conditions, will consider chronic pain

Medical marijuana companies in Connecticut likely will see a boost in business after the state expands its MMJ program with five new qualifying conditions.

A board of physicians recommended the new conditions at the Department of Consumer Protection’s regular meeting Monday, and the agency’s commissioner promptly accepted them, according to the Hartford Business Journal.

The new conditions are:

  • Interstitial cystitis, a chronic bladder pain syndrome.
  • Intractable neuropathic pain that is unresponsive to standard medical treatments.
  • Medial arcuate ligament syndrome, which causes severe abdominal pain.
  • Tourette syndrome.
  • Vulvodynia and vulvar burning.

The conditions still must be approved by the state Legislature’s Regulations Review Committee, the Business Journal reported.

When that approval is granted, Connecticut’s nine dispensaries will be able to sell medical marijuana for 36 conditions for adults and 10 for patients younger than 18.

Chronic pain, a major qualifying condition in many state medical marijuana programs, will be discussed at a future physician board meeting, according to the Business Journal.

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3 comments on “Connecticut adds five medical cannabis conditions, will consider chronic pain
  1. Bill Visscher on

    Phyto Pharma has the jump on pain relieve. Here’s hoping regulators move quickly on approving all medical possibilities.

  2. David Kuter on

    Seeing to how you are adding Tourette syndrome as a prerequisite for the medical marijuana program, can you consider Obsessive Compulsive Disorder also. Many suffer with these two mental illnesses simultaneously and OCD should be considered also.

  3. Spencer Sciarappa on

    I think OCD should be considered for Medical Marijuana, Tourettes fall’s under the same category of metal illness that OCD does. Marijuana helps ease the obsessive thoughts.

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