Hearing this week on medical marijuana bill

State lawmakers and the public will get the chance to weigh in on the legalization of medical marijuana later this week.The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee

HARTFORD - State lawmakers and the public will get the chance to weigh in on the legalization of medical marijuana later this week.

The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday to discuss a proposal to legalize medical marijuana.

Under the bill, a person could qualify to use marijuana for medical purposes if they have been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating condition.

A similar bill to legalize marijuana failed during last year's legislative session.

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