A minor problem with medical marijuana

Connecticut parents recently cheered the passage of a bill that opened up the state’s medical marijuana program to minors. The bill took effect Oct. 1, marking the first time that that those under 18 in the state would be able to access the drug for a restricted range of conditions.

Before the bill’s passage, Connecticut was the only state with a comprehensive medical marijuana program that excluded minors. Now, children there with cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, irreversible spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders and terminal illnesses can be treated with medical marijuana.

This was the second time that the Connecticut legislature had attempted to introduce such a bill. In 2015, they backed off the legislation after pediatricians in the state expressed concern, says Jonathan Harris, Commissioner of the Department of Consumer Protection in Connecticut. But some of those concerns remain, even though the bill is now law. And

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