New Conditions Approved for the Connecticut Medical Marijuana Program
Did you hear the good news? The long wait for new conditions is almost over. The reported official addition of the qualifying conditions are estimated to be added in early September.
Yesterday, August 28th, 2018, the Regulations Review Committee of the General Assembly approved updated Medical Marijuana Program regulations that include the addition of 8 new conditions for adults, and 2 new conditions for patients under 18. Those conditions are:
Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia
Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis
Post Herpetic Neuralgia
Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache
Intractable Headache Syndromes
Neuropathic Facial Pain
For Adults and Patients Under 18:
“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, “I want to thank our Board of Physicians and the committee for their thoughtful consideration of these conditions. I continue to be proud of the careful way that our program has expanded, and its commitment to a true medical model.”
The last step in this process is for DCP to submit the regulations to the Secretary of the State’s Office, who will post the regulations online. At that point, the regulations will be final. Patient registration will be available within 24 hours of the regulations becoming final. DCP anticipates this process being complete within a week.
There are currently 27,340 patients benefiting from the medical marijuana program, 953 certifying physicians, and now a total of 30 conditions approved for adults and 8 for patients under 18.
For more information about the medical marijuana program, please visit www.ct.gov/DCP/mmp. Those with questions or concerns may email firstname.lastname@example.org.