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Sign The Petition To Add More Conditions To Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program

connecticut medical marijuana testimonyI always say, a medical marijuana program is only as good as the list of conditions that patients can qualify for. If a medical marijuana program has a very short list of qualifying conditions, it will never reach it’s full potential. That’s the case in Connecticut, where the list of qualifying conditions needs to be expanded. Below is a petition urging Connecticut to add conditions, via Americans for Safe Access (click here to sign it):

We the undersigned, proponents of Connecticut’s comprehensive Medical Marijuana Program urge the Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection, William M. Rubenstein and the Board of Physicians to add the following four conditions to the list of “Debilitating Medical Conditions” as defined within Sec. 21a-408. (2) Of Chapter 420f- Palliative Use of Marijuana as part of the Connecticut General Statues:

  1. Arthritis/ Osteoarthritis
  2. Depression and Anxiety
  3. Insomnia
  4. Chronic Pain

Below is a list of the current conditions recognized in Connecticut, per the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:

Debilitating Medical Conditions include:
  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
  • Epilepsy
  • Cachexia
  • Wasting Syndrome
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Qualifications for a Registration Certificate:
  • Qualifying patient must be a Connecticut resident.
  • Qualifying patient must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older.
  • Qualifying patient cannot be an inmate confined in a correctional institution or facility under the supervision of the Connecticut Department of Corrections.

  • Joe S

    hopefully everyone in all states will be able to gain access to quality medicine and avoid low quality, possibly sprayed, weed on the streets.

    http://www.cannabistherapysolutions.com

  • Ron

    “. . . patient cannot be an inmate confined . . .” is opposite of what it should be. Not only should they be allowed registration, but incarceration should be treated as a debilitating condition, which it most certainly is, and marijuana used as a therapy under supervised conditions.

  • charliecrow

    Bill Rubenstein recently resigned as the head of the DCP in CT……do you need to re-word your petition as such? The new commissioner is Jonathan A. Harris, fyi.

  • invisible man

    Here (in this link) we see Doctors losing their med license for using safe natural food supplements. The medical community has always been at odds with any natural products. To think they will treat cannabis differently – one needs to do some research on this.
    http://anh-europe.org/ANH-Intl+Feature+When+medically+effective+non+mainstream+doctors+lose+their+licenses
    Cannabis products should be reclassified as unregulated food supplements – in the free market.

  • Whyiowa4medical

    Even the additions are a deep underestimation of the power of cannabis. My God, without it we could have become extinct before we had language to prove humanity ever existed. In the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries doctors diaries state they felt all was lost without tincture of cannabis. It is the only medicine that calls the patients via its pheromone system, this system explains why those who like cannabis can’t really tell you why, and there will always be those who do not need it. For those who sell sealed oils, are you taking a person’s freedom to choose away? Haven’t we had enough accusations of doing this by the opposition? I am attempting to conduct this research as I check news from friends as I am becoming exponentially busier.

  • Mary Miller

    hmmm not cerebral palsy? Fibromyalgia, and while we’re at it: DRAVET’S syndrome for seizures, come on folks!

  • Mary Miller

    PS we signed and will volunteer.

  • Jeramie oakes

    Ct is a joke I have muscle dystrophy with crazy pain with spasms and I can’t get crap they make it like hardest conditions to qualify for so nobody gets in and the program fails .they domain prices are to high that the state will lower when more people sign up.if u look at mostly every state they have anxiety migraines there has to be equal opportunity for everyone with illness that they need it.

  • Ashley Robinson

    They need to add more conditions. They also need to uphold the ones they have. My mother had pancreatic cancer. She talked about getting a card and her doctor tossed the idea out the window. Why!?