A bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the Nutmeg State advanced through the Public Health Committee. A 26 to 4 vote will now send the bill to the Senate. The vote has not been scheduled yet.
So how's it work? According to the proposals, people would need to get written certification from their doctor to legally possess up to an ounce of marijuana. They would be able to grow no more than four 4 foot high plants. Of course, it's not for any ailment. You need to prove you have a serious medical condition like cancer, Parkinson's disease, AIDS, MS or glaucoma.
What the proposal does not address is how eligible residents would be able to get the medicinal marijuana. Not everyone has a green thumb and more seriously ill patients may not have the ability. We'll keep you updated as this debate progresses along. Read more at the Hartford Courant.