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Connecticut Could Add Three More Conditions for Medical Marijuana Treatment

People suffering from three medical conditions — hydrocephalus, migraines and trigeminal neuralgia — may be able to use medical marijuana under a plan expected to win approval from the Department of Consumer Protection.

Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle. H. Seagull said Thursday she is considering adding the three conditions to the 22 already approved under state regulations.

“I’m still considering it. I anticipate I’ll follow the board’s recommendations, that’s what we’ve always done,” Seagull said Thursday. A final decision is expected in the next couple days, she said.

The conditions passed their first hurdle Wednesday, when the department’s Medical Marijuana Program Board of Physicians recommended approval. The board rejected proposals to also add anxiety disorders and Meniere’s disease.

If Seagull accepts the board’s recommendations, the conditions would be added to new regulations that require a separate approval process, which includes the state attorney general’s office and the legislature’s Regulations Review Committee.

Seagull said she expects the drafting of the new regulations to be done this month, but the legislative approval process could take as long as a year. [Read more at Hartford Courant]

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