Medical marijuana legislation in Connecticut was approved today by the General Assembly’s Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee with a vote of 36-14. Now that is has been passed, the proposed bill will be passed on to the House of Representatives.
Senator Toni Boucher, Wilton, is against medical marijuana legalization and fears that it would cost the state money. She proposed amendments during Friday’s session to try to create accounts to ensure where money for the program would be coming from, but all of her proposals failed.
Connecticut MMJ advocates hope that the proposal will be passed by the House and signed into law by Governor Dannel Malloy. Malloy is a Democrat and supports the idea of Medical Marijuana.
Should the bill pass, patients with debilitating diseases would be able to receive a medical marijuana recommendation from their doctor and receive marijuana from licensed providers.