MAY 31, 2012-CONNECTICUT BECOMES 17TH STATE TO LEGALIZE MEDICAL MARIJUANA
Connecticut becomes the 17th state to legalize medical marijuana when Governor Dannel P. Malloy signs HB 5389 into law. The law “allows licensed physicians to certify an adult patient’s use of medicinal marijuana after determining that the patient has a specified debilitating disease or medical conditions and could benefit from its regulated treatment.” Patients with a written certification who register with the Department of Consumer Protection “may obtain marijuana from certified pharmacists at licensed dispensaries, who will obtain it from licensed producers.”
The bill was passed by the House of Representatives 96-51 and by the Senate 21-13.
“Gov. Malloy Signs Legislation Providing Relief to Some Patients with Chronic, Debilitating Medical Conditions,” June 1, 2012
“Bill Status H.B. No. 5389,” Connecticut General Assembly website (accessed June 1, 2012)