Medical marijuana takes center stage in Hartford

The debate over legalizing medical marijuana took center stage in Hartford again today. The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a proposed bill that would allow patients to receive

News 12 Staff

Mar 8, 2012, 1:54 AM

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Medical marijuana takes center stage in Hartford
The debate over legalizing medical marijuana took center stage in Hartford again today.
The General Assembly's Judiciary Committee held a hearing on a proposed bill that would allow patients to receive prescriptions for the drug, as well as licensing producers and distributors.
Dr. Gary Blick, whose 90-year-old mother uses the drug to treat her glaucoma, testified before the committee saying clinical trials show smoking marijuana alleviates signs and symptoms of many chronic illnesses.
State Sen. Toni Boucher (R-Wilton) says she is an ardent opponent to allowing medical marijuana but may support it for treatment of terminal patients.
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