Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana Proposal - NBC Connecticut

Lawmakers Consider Medical Marijuana Proposal

The proposed bill would make the use of marijuana legal for those suffering from debilitating medical conditions.

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    Hearings begin on Wednesday as Connecticut lawmakers once again consider a bill that would legalize medical marijuana.

    The proposed legislation would make the use of marijuana legal for those suffering from debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, AIDS and other illnesses.

    A similar bill failed in the state Legislature last year mainly because it wasn't clear how the marijuana would be dispensed. 

    The latest version has a provision that distribution would be managed by pharmacists with orders from doctors.

    Public hearings are scheduled to begin at noon at the Legislative Office Building on Wednesday.