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Additional medical conditions OK’d for medical marijuana

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HARTFORD — Connecticut lawmakers have approved the use of medical marijuana for additional conditions.

The General Assembly’s Regulations Review Committee voted Tuesday to add five conditions for adults, including Tourette syndrome and intractable neuropathic pain. The legislators also approved medical marijuana as a treatment for patients under age 18 with those same two conditions.

These new regulations will now be submitted to the Secretary of the State’s Office, which will post them online, making the regulations final.

Currently, 37,080 patients are participating in Connecticut’s medical marijuana program . Marijuana has now been approved for 36 conditions for adults and 10 for patients under 18.

Additional medical conditions are still moving through the state’s approval process.

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