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Connecticut Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Measure

Gov. Dannel Malloy, who previously said he would support the measure, is expected to sign the bill into law.

The Connecticut Senate on Saturday approved a bill .

According to a Huffington Post report, the Senate approved the measure 21-13 after nearly 10 hours of debate. The bill was approved by the on April 26 — and Gov. Dannel Malloy, who previously said he would support the measure, is expected to sign it into law.

Sixteen other states and the District of Columbia have adopted similar .

State Senator Toni Boucher (R-Wilton), who is , reportedly presented hours of testimony during the floor debate.

Connecticut's medical marijuana law is reportedly more strict than those enacted in other states: It specifies which diseases must be present in patients to whom the drug is prescribed, and establishes a system of licensing for patients, caregivers and growers.

NewCanaanVoter May 06, 2012 at 02:57 AM
And senator Boucher plagiarized from my Patch comments during her floor speech, the same way she has plagiarized the articles she has written for the Patch.
Bo Dan Holmes June 04, 2012 at 06:16 PM
I personally don't smoke Marijuana nor do I currently have a need to use it medically. However, my father is currently receiving chemo and the only thing that provides him with relief is marijuana. CT is moving into the future by legalizing medical marijuana. However, the strict bill passed won't provide relief quickly enough and will require an additional layer of state bureucracy to manage. Many people who are against this medicinal plant have surprisingly received a formal education. Also, quite frequently they align themselves with respectable members of society. Their one common ignoranant assumption, both insulting and small minded, is the false belief that the plant is worthless and medical marijuana is a farce only to allow people to get stoned.

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