State Medical Board Backs Marijuana For Pain Syndrome


Advanced Grow Labs marijuana bud is displayed at the lab where more than 200 pounds of marijuana buds a month could be produced, estimates managing partner David Lipton.  (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

Advanced Grow Labs marijuana bud is displayed at the lab where more than 200 pounds of marijuana buds a month could be produced, estimates managing partner David Lipton. (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

The chief of Connecticut’s medical marijuana program said Wednesday he will draft regulations to allow the drug to be used by those who suffer from complex regional pain syndrome, immediately following a unanimous recommendation by a physician review board.

Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris, who oversees the medical marijuana program, added the medical condition — marked by severe pain, swelling and hypersensitivity to touch following an injury or surgery — to the list of medical conditions approved for medical marijuana.

In a 4-0 vote Wednesday, the state’s Medical Marijuana Program Board of Physicians recommended the syndrome be added to the list of conditions, noting that it was in the same vein as other neuropathic pain — pain that accompanies damage to nerve fibers causing them to misfire — already covered by medical marijuana laws.

Source: State Medical Board Backs Marijuana for Pain Syndrome | The Hartford Courant | Business 

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