Connecticut officials have added eight new conditions to the list that qualifies an individual to become a legal consumer of medical cannabis.
On Tuesday Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection announced an expansion of the state’s medical cannabis program which will significantly increase the number of people eligible to take part in it. The move – which is expected to be made final by the Secretary of State’s office within a week – takes the state’s already expansive list of qualifying conditions and adds eight more (six for those 18+ and two for minors).
The Department added the following conditions for those 18 and older:
Spasticity — continuously contracting muscles — or neuropathic pain associated with fibromyalgia Severe rheumatoid arthritis Post herpetic neuralgia — a complication of shingles caused by chickenpox Hydrocephalus, or water on the brain, with intractable headache Intractable headache syndromes Neuropathic facial pain
For those under 18, the following conditions were added:
Muscular dystrophy Osteogenesis imperfecta
“Now that these regulations have been accepted, more patients with severe medical conditions will have access to medical marijuana as a treatment option,” said Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull in a recent statement. “I want to thank our