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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Medical Marijuana Regulations Win Approval

By Arielle Levin Becker

A divided legislative panel today approved regulations to govern the state’s medical marijuana program, a set of rules that drew praise for its comprehensive nature, as well as concerns from legislators worried about conflicts with federal law.

The vote clears the way for the state to begin seeking applications from those hoping to produce and sell marijuana to patients who have certain debilitating conditions and permission from a doctor.

Consumer Protection Commissioner William Rubenstein, whose department oversees the program, said many of the rules are intended to create a system similar to that used for dispensing other controlled substances.

He said Connecticut will be unique in the country by requiring that all marijuana sold to patients undergo laboratory testing to provide a profile of the active ingredients. He noted that patients receiving other medications expect to get drugs that aren’t adulterated and that won’t change from month to month.

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